Important figurative language to review • Personification: giving non human things human characteristics • Allusion: reference to something famous • Metaphor: comparing two unlike things NOT using like or as • Simile: comparing two unlike things USING like or as • Imagery: using sensory details to paint a picture in a readers’ mind. • And finally……. Symbolism What you see is not always what you get… Sometimes you get more! Sometimes you get more! A symbol is… • An object that represents a greater idea • An icon (picture) that stands for a bigger meaning Even toddlers recognize common symbols… Groups use symbols • For example… We use symbols when texting to represent larger thoughts… Color often symbolize moods.. What might these colors symbolize? Red? How about a pink ribbon? Remember, _______ are items that represent a ____________ idea or meaning. What’s the diff? Which would you rather receive? Seasons can be used as symbols Objects can hold meaning too … Remember: ____________ are objects that _______________ a greater meaning. Colors are great symbols for different moods and life events • Look at the colors on the following slides and think about what mood they provoke in you. • Think about a life event that could be represented by these colors (either persona or general) Red • What feelings does red symbolize? • What else can it symbolize? Blue • What feelings does blue symbolize? • What else can it symbolize? Yellow • What feelings does yellow symbolize? • What else can it symbolize? Green • What feelings does green symbolize? • What else can it symbolize? Black • What feelings does black symbolize? • What else can it symbolize? White • What feelings does white symbolize? • What else can it symbolize? What do colors mean to you? • In The Book Thief, the author uses A LOT of symbolism. The narrator actually sees everything in three specific colors: white, red, and black. • Colors can have a lot of symbolic meaning in a persons’ life. • Your job is to think of an important event in your life and associate it with a color. • Let’s begin…….. What color symbolizes you? • On a piece of notebook paper, brainstorm 3 important and memorable life events that stand out to you. • Next, write two sentences for each telling why these things stood out and their significance. • Then, close your eyes and think about each of these moments. Concentrate on the people, things, and places involved. – Which one was the most vivid in your mind? Circle that even. What color symbolizes your feelings? • Now that you have the even you will be talking about, think about the feelings associated with colors. • Under your chosen event, list three colors that could symbolize how you felt at the time. Write your reason for each color beside them • Close your eyes again and picture this single event. This time focus on the emotions of the event. – Which color, of the three, comes to mind? Circle this color. Create your collage! • Your job is to create a collage of pictures and words to represent this life event. – The only colors that can be used should be the color you chose and the different shades associated. • You can design your collage any way you would like. • Be sure to include a title that represents your event • This can be a storyboard, sectioned off, random, etc. BE CREATIVE! Describe it using a poem • Once you are finished with your collage, you will write a free verse poem describing the event and why you associated the color with this specific event. • A free verse poem is constructed using the following guidelines: – Does not rhyme – Written in stanzas (yours should be at least 3 with at least 4 lines in each) – Includes good figurative language and imagery. Remember: ____________ are ______________________ that __________________ a bigger ________________________.