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					Figurative Language
Image, Simile and Metaphor in Fahrenheit 451
           DO NOW
      Love is ___________
Complete this sentence with as many
 nouns (person, place, thing) as you
           can think of.
            Ex. Love is a fire
         GUIDED NOTES
Figurative Language
  A writer’s tool
  It helps the reader to visualize (see) what the
  writer is thinking
  It puts a picture in the reader’s mind
            GUIDED NOTES
Simile
    A simile is used to compare two things
    It uses the words “like” or “as” to
    make comparisons.

“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”
                           -Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
          GUIDED NOTES
Simile (cont.)
Harriet’s eyes were as black as tar
Ian’s hair was like golden wheat
The homeless man’s breath was like rotting sewage
           GUIDED NOTES
Metaphor
   A metaphor is used to compare two
   things
   Instead of saying something is “like” or
   “as”, a metaphor states that it just IS.
“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your
hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”
                                           –Joan Crawford
         GUIDED NOTES
Metaphor (cont.)
Suzy is a pig
I am a night owl
You are my sunshine
            GUIDED NOTES
Imagery
The author appeals to the reader’s senses
(sight, smell, touch, sound) in order to
represent objects, actions, or ideas.


Ex. Her face blossomed when she caught a glance of him.
          GUIDED NOTES
Imagery (cont.)
The eerie silence was shattered by her scream.
He could never escape from the iron grip of desire.
He could hear his world crashing down around him.
               Class Discussion
Pg. 37
“Books bombarded his shoulders, his arms, his upturned face. A
book lit, almost obediently, like a white pigeon, in his hands,
wings fluttering. In the dim, wavering light, a page hung open
and it was like a snowy feather, the words delicately painted
thereon.”
“Montag’s hand closed like a mouth, crushed the book with
wild devotion, with an insanity of mindlessness to his chest. The
men above were hurling shovelfuls of magazines into the dusty
air. They fell like slaughtered birds and the woman stood below,
like a small girl, among the bodies.”
                   Group Work
Producer: Read pg. 119 (my book).
All students: Write down each example of simile, metaphor, and
imagery that you find (there may be more than one of each).
Director: Keep your group on task, make sure everyone speaks!
Montag is about to be arrested by Beatty after being forced to
burn the books hidden in his house.
Begins: “No!” said Montag. He twitched the safety catch on the
flame thrower.
Ends: The other two firemen did not move.
             Exit Ticket


Write a paragraph about your favorite place
  using the techniques reviewed in class:
image, simile, and metaphor. Write at least
                5 sentences.

				
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