Work on your Wonder writing culminating assessment. USE THE MODEL TO WRITE IT IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE SO ALREADY. Also, create five original examples of personification and five original examples of hyperbole.
Your Wonder writing culminating assessment is due on Tuesday, October 17.
10/13 – Contin. of Fig. lang. from 10/11
A gross exaggeration with the purpose of heightening a description – figurative (imaginary)
• There can be some overlap with hyperbole and other literary elements such as simile/metaphor
Ex: He’s as strong as 10,000 men. Literally, he’s not THAT strong; however, the point of this hyperbole is that he’s quite strong. THIS IS ALSO A SIMILE (see above comment on potential overlap)
Ex: “Then that thing happened that I’ve seen happen a million times before” (Palacio 17).
Ex: His voice is 100 amplifiers turned to maximum volume. THIS IS MUCH CLOSER TO A METAPHOR THAN A HYPERBOLE B/C the comparison is between voice and amplifier; however, at the same time, it is a gross exaggeration, which in fact also makes it a hyperbole.
The assigning of human qualities to inanimate (lifeless) or nonhumans.
Ex: The chair is sweating. CHAIRS DO NOT HAVE SWEAT GLANDS, BUT MAYBE SOMEONE WHO IS SWEATY SAT DOWN ON IT
Ex: The blinds in Mr. Chapin’s classroom blinked. WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, THE BLINDS FLUTTER AND SHUTTER
Ex: The tree was talking. THE LEAVES/BRANCHES WERE RUSTLING OR THE BIRDS ARE CHIRPING
Ex: The wind whistles. WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, IT MAKES A WHISTLING SOUND
Ex: When his father flopped down in the armchair, it groaned (CHAIRS CAN’T GROAN UNDER SOMEONE’S ELSE’S WEIGHT) and sagged forward.
Sixth Grade Homework
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