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6M Poetry

6M is inquiring into ‘What is figurative language and why do authors use it?’

We have discovered there are various types of figurative language including: similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, alliteration and hyperboles. Examples have been found and analysed in poetry, song lyrics and fiction texts.

We have experimented with using figurative language to enhance our own writing.
Here are some examples…

The Storm by Julia Gibson

The wind blew hard
Bang, boom, bash while the animals hid behind bushes
Split, splat, crash, crunch
The worst is yet to come
RUN!
Mother nature stamped at the ground
Destroying everything in her path, like a toddler having a temper tantrum
The world is going to explode
It’s raining cats and dogs
The thunder grumbled like an old man, lost in the darkness of the blizzard
The storm is a lion gobbling up its prey.

My Axolotl Chunky by Roy Zhang

Chunky is a golden, grumpy child gaping at the tank
He splashes, as he violently thrashes through the water looking for food
He is as hungry as a lion
Chunky is the king of greediness
Sometimes drives me up the wall
Grinning and flashing his teeth as we give him mealworms
Chunky is an eating machine.