Short descriptions and examples of the most used poetic elements - imagery, metaphors, and similes.
1. Imagery, Similes, and Metaphors: Rich Language, Rich Experience Imagery Jump-Start • Think of a book / movie / TV show (the one you’re reading, or a favorite… it doesn’t matter.) • Choose 3 characters. • On paper, create metaphors, using a grid like the one below, for each based on their personalities • See example below as a model Harry Ron Hermione Color Purple Red Green Plant Rose Cholla Fern Animal Lion Hyena Owl Season Winter Summer Fall Connect to Lesson What emotions come to mind when you see these images: Harry Color Purple Plant Rose Animal Lion Season Winter I think of regality, hope, bravery, sentimentality. Does this describe Harry Potter? Language that describes something in detail, using words to substitute for and create sensory stimulation– Sight Sound Smell Touch Taste A pattern of descriptions, repeated in a text To “place” the reader “there” To evoke emotions o But, we all bring our own background– do we all feel the same emotions? o Some say, Yes. They are the emotions the author intended us to feel. o Some say, No. We are all different. Direct o “bare of leaves, outlined against the sky” Metaphor o “a fork of black lightening, frozen into permanence against the white clouds” Simile o “a posture like a question mark” Metaphors and Similes—Definitions Metaphor: a direct relationship where one thing or idea substitutes for another Simile: an implied relationship where one thing or idea substitutes for another (it is like something; implied)