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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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