This resource contains three PowerPoint lessons on the literary devices of similes and metaphors, personification and alliteration.
Similes and Metaphors PowerPoint
This is a 37 slide PowerPpoint on the literary devices of similes and metaphors. It gives an explanation and definition of simile and metaphors and why they are used. It contains examples of similes and metaphors from poetry and literature - I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud (William Wordsworth), The Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes), My luv is like a red, red rose ( Robert Burns) and the Bible. It also explains the difference between similes and metaphors.
The PowerPoint contains images to stimulate students to compose their own similes and metaphors.
This is a 25 slide powerpoint on the literary device of 'personification'. It includes an explanation and definition of personification and its use in the production of figurative language. It explains why it is used. The PowerPoint contains examples of personification from poetry and literature - I wandered Lonely As a Cloud, The Ancient Mariner, Snow and Snow, The Fog, The Eight-Story Kiss. It also contains images for pupils to compose their own writing containing personification.
This is a 40 slide PowerPoint on alliteration. It contains an explanation of alliteration and many examples from literature - (Harry Potter), poetry ( The Highwayman, The Listeners, Kubla Khan, Cargoes, Sea Fever, The Ancient Mariner), the commercial world and in speeches.
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