Imagery Analysis Scaffolded Figurative Language Activities

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7th - 10th
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Are your students at a loss when it comes to analyzing the effects of imagery, simile, metaphor, and personification? This sequence of scaffolded activities will give them concrete guidance on how to identify and analyze these common types of figurative language.

This resource includes:

  • A table including the name of each poetic device, a definition including the general effect, and an example, along with a quick exercise to practice identifying these techniques.
  • A guide to the four steps to analyzing imagery: identify the comparison, find similarities, explore connotations, and identify how the imagery affects the mood. Sentence templates and examples are given for students to practice each step.
  • An activity in which students choose the best of two analyses of a selection of examples of figurative language, and justify their choice in writing.
  • Further examples for students to identify and analyze independently.
  • Suggested answers for all tasks.

This resource also includes my List of 100+ Words to Describe Mood, which can also be downloaded for FREE here.

This resource goes well with my worksheets for analyzing sound devices and analyzing diction.

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5 Worksheets + Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

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