Introduction
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Authors will often use figurative language to make writing more interesting and enjoyable to read. The use of these literary devices, or writing tools, allows a reader to make connections and to deepen his or her own thinking. Even though figurative language is very common in books, music, and media, children often have a hard time understanding these literary devices.

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Task


Because of your intelligence and creativity, you have been hired as a poetry editor for WikiBooks Company, an online book publisher. You will be compiling a collection of amateur poetry to use in a new book on figurative language. This book needs to teach students about commonly used literary devices and give examples from amateur poetry.


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Process

1. Visit my Wikispace page to learn about figurative language.
  • http://mrbrumfield.wikispaces.com/Figurative+Language+Project)
  • Review the Prezi, video clips, and online games and quizzes on my page.
  • Become an expert on 8 commonly used figurative language literary devices: alliteration, assonance, similes, metaphors, imagery, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, and personification





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2. Visit the Scholastic amateur poetry page. After picking a grade level to explore, read several amateur poems and look for each of the figurative language devices.
Alliteration, assonance, simile, metaphor, imagery, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, & personification
  • Copy the poem and make sure you copy the author’s name too.
  • Make sure you copy the poem down exactly as it was written, remember that spelling and grammar rules do not apply to poetry.

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3. Once you two have excellent examples of each literary device, visit the story-creation website. You will spend a lot of time exploring how to use this website and how to write and illustrate your poetry examples.



  • http://scribblitt.com/write-itt/
  • An adult or another student can help you set up account to get started.
  • You will need at least two pages for each device. One page explains and defines the type of figurative language. The other page has your examples.
  • If you want to add an additional page for each device to write your own example, whether as a sentence or in a poem, feel free!
  • Feel free to be creative by changing fonts, colors, and adding photos.
  • Make sure you SAVE your work each time you visit the site!



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4. When your project is finished, your parent, teacher, or older brother or sister should check to make sure everything is included.
  • Click on the “Share ITT” link of the Scriblitt page.
  • Share to the “Library”.
  • Give your teacher and anyone else you want to see your work the title or your username to find the book the library.
  • On the due date, we will look at everyone’s book as a class.

Have fun!