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Lesson 3

Wednesday 3rd June 2020 

L.C: I can use figurative language to describe a setting. 

 

What is figurative language?

 

Figurative language is is when you use a word or phrase that does not have its normal everyday, literal meaning. They are descriptive devices used by writers to create a more interesting piece of writing that makes the reader picture the place. 

 

You could use:

metaphors

similes 

personification 

 

Similes compare two things using like or as e.g. The rain pounded on the pavement like little bullets.

 

Metaphors compare two things directly by saying something is something else e.g. Mirror puddles shone in the streetlight. 

 

Personification is when you give something a human quality. e.g. Wind ran between the buildings and howled into the night. 

 

Have a look at the video from yesterday again and choose either the rainy city setting or the sunny countryside setting to write your descriptions. 

 

Below you will find an example and help sheets to help you with your writing 

Example of setting description