The following Powerpoint slides, #2 in a series, can be used as individual or class practice (or printed as handouts) to review the often complicated study of figurative language. Each slide contains a short passage from classical works of literary merit found on the public domain followed by two short response questions and a follow-up extension question, typically relating a thematic idea to author meaning.
Students can complete this activity as bellringers, in reader response journals, or as a class discussion. Ultimately, each slide minilesson requires students to closely read the text to connect how meaning is expressed through word choice.
This skill is commonly practiced as an Advanced Placement™
English strategy or with pre-AP™ students practicing literary analysis techniques.
This file includes (1) terms review slide and (5) Powerpoint slides designed to be used once per class, for a total of one full week (or two weeks if on block scheduling). Figurative language exercises in this file feature passages from Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado”, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde, Alexander Pope’s “Rape of the Lock”, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.