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English 9 Review: Figurative Language


Authors and poets use words to paint pictures, create images, and portray emotion. The type of language they use to accomplish this is called figurative language — a language which requires us to use our imagination to fully understand.  There are dozens of literary devices that the author might use to create his figurative language, but we will focus on seven devices that almost all authors and poets use. Understanding these basic devices will help you dive beneath the literal level of a story and enjoy the exciting figurative world below.

Use the links below to review.

Online Intervention Assignment

To get credit for this intervention, complete ALL the following steps:

  1. Review the Figurative Language Prezi.
  2. Complete and submit online this Intervention Assignment using the Prezi. This will take about 10-15 minutes, and the form does not let you save your responses; in other words, you must complete the assignment in one sitting.
  3. Email your teacher to let him or her know that you've completed the assignment.