Figurative Language

Report
Allusion
DO NOW:
-Open to the Allusion page in your
Figurative Language booklet.
-Read the definition, example, and
non-example
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OW7WUMdJeY
• Jot down the allusions you hear before we get to the example
of Samson and Delilah.
• Biblical Allusion- Delilah was bad for Samson and caused his
demise but he loved her. The author is saying that loving this
woman has caused bad things to come upon him.
What is being alluded to?
What is the reference implying? What does it mean?
What is being alluded to?
What is the reference implying? What does it mean?
• What is being alluded to?
• What is the reference implying? What does it mean?
• “I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio’s.”
• This refers to the story of Pinocchio, where his nose grew
whenever he told a lie. It is from The Adventures of
Pinocchio, written by Carlo Collodi.
• What/who is being alluded to?
• “When she lost her job, she acted like a Scrooge, and
refused to buy anything that wasn’t necessary.”
• Scrooge was an extremely stingy character from
Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol. The sentence
explains the allusion for the reader.
• What is being alluded to?
• What is the reference implying? What does it mean?
• “I thought the software would be useful, but it was a
Trojan Horse.”
• This refers to the horse that the Greeks built that
contained all the soldiers. It was given as a gift to the
enemy during the Trojan War and, once inside the
enemy's walls, the soldiers broke out. By using trickery,
the Greeks won the war.
• What is being alluded to?
• What is the reference implying? What does it mean?
• “He was a real Romeo with the ladies.”
• Romeo was a character in Shakespeare’s play, Romeo
and Juliet, and was very romantic in expressing his
love for Juliet.
• What is being alluded to?
• What is the reference implying? What does it mean?
• “Chocolate was her Achilles’ heel.”
• This means that her weakness was her love of
chocolate. Achilles is a character in Greek mythology
who was invincible. His mother dipped him in magical
water when he was a baby, and she held him by the
heel. The magic protected him all over, except for his
heel.
• What is being alluded to?
• What is the reference implying? What does it mean?
• “You’re killing me, Smalls.”
• The movie, The Sandlot,
has been quoted so often
this hyperbole immediately
calls to mind scenes of
Smalls learning something
new.
• Because allusions make reference to something other
than what is directly being discussed, you may miss an
allusion or fail to understand it if you do not know the
underlying biblical story, literary tale or other
reference point.
• Luckily, today it is easy to look these things up so when
someone references something you do not understand,
you can easily turn to the Internet to learn enough to
grasp the allusion for yourself.
• Create a "BRAGGART RAP" that
includes 3 lines that use Allusion
and Hyperbole in them.
• Then EXPLAIN how each one works.
Have fun talking yourself up! GO
BIG! Brag it up.
• "I'm as tall as the Tower of Babble / but I won't fall /
Drive a gold limo in China / long as the Great Wall"
• This uses the allusion "Tower of Babble" because in the
Bible there was a king who wanted to build a tower
that reached up to Heaven so he could talk to God.
He was warned not to, but he ignored the warning and
the tower was knocked down. I am saying that I'm "the
tallest thing ever built" but I'll stay up! This also uses
the hyperbole "a limo as long as the Great Wall in
China". I'm not sure it's even possible to have a vehicle
that long!?

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