Figurative Language in Media
Music, Movie, Literature, Ads, and More (Grade 12)
Types of Figurative Language
A simile compares two seemingly unlike things using "like" or "as"; a metaphor compares two seemingly unlike things without using "like" or "as" so it is a more direct comparison. Personification occurs when someone gives human characteristics to something that is not human.
Task: Figurative Language Relevant Today
Copyright Guidelines to Follow for Task
You must only use a small portion of the work (only the small part of the work that you are using to show a relevant example of figurative language). You do not want to copy the entire work. You also must cite the the source from where you obtain the example of figurative language. You also do not want to choose anything or include anything that could in any way take away from the ability of the original author to make money on his/her work. You must consider the purpose of the original work, and you cannot take away from it. You need to use it for the purpose of this task (which should be different from the purpose of the original work). You can transform it so that it is in the context of this activity. Make sure you cite your sources.
Copyright Explanation and the Works to which it Applies
Four Factors Explained in More Detail
Examples of Fair Use and Four Factors Applied
Transformativeness in Detail and Application to Your Task
Methods for Citing and/or Attributing Sources
At the bottom left corner of this website, you can click on MLA or APA to learn more about those accepted methods of citations.