How much power do you think your words hold? After commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. yesterday, we will focus today on an aspect of his life in which he excelled: giving powerful, life-changing speeches.
The greatest speakers throughout history have used a combination of vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, and - for today's lesson - figurative language to move their listeners to action. We've already seen powerful examples of figurative language in our book, and we'll look at some real-examples today.
1. Your first task is to refresh in your mind the major types of figurative language. Do that by going to the link below:
2. Second, in your books, read Eli Wiesel's Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Note the figurative language he uses in his speech. Leave comments that give an example of figurative language he used and explains them. (I have left an example)
3. Look for the following types of figurative language.