The following Powerpoint slides 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 or handout 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 (2) terms review slides 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 Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
Also available as part of a bundle featuring language analysis questions covering diction, figurative language, imagery, and syntax.
Language Analysis Bundle: Diction, Figurative Language, Imagery, Syntax