The sun is a giant golden lollipop, unwrapped and ready to enjoy! In other words, the sun is out! Hooray! I am so excited to finally have warm weather. To commemorate the freshness of spring, let’s talk about some of our fresh figurative language in our books. I opened today’s post with what type of figurative language? (Hint: reread the sentence.)
The correct answer is: a. metaphor. To what was I comparing the sun? A lollipop! Why? Because lollipops bring smiles to all of our faces, just like the warmth of the sun. I also used the image of lollipops to appeal to my younger audience, you guys. If I was blogging to adults, I would compare the sun to something else… maybe a shiny new car or a gold coin. And just like that, I’ve made more of my fresh figurative language… Now, it’s your turn. 🙂
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
1. Username. Title. Author.
2. I read ______ pages tonight.
3. Briefly summarize tonight’s reading (in 2-3 sentences).
4. Identify an example of figurative language in your text. Copy it word for word. Label it. Is it personification? Metaphor? Simile? Hyperbole? Alliteration? Onomatopoeia? You tell me.
5. Finally, make more of that figurative language. Why is the author comparing THOSE TWO things? Why not choose something else? What were the author’s intentions in making that specific comparison? What images come to mind when you read that example?
6. Lastly, a stern word from Stabookski: There IS figurative language in your book. Yes, there is. I promise. Look. Look harder. Keep looking. Analyze. Think. Look for comparisons. Look for trigger words “like” or “as” or unlikely images that appear in your head. You will (and must) find examples of figurative language.
Good luck! Happy reading, happy blogging and happy spring!