How to use Figurative Language

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Looking at what makes figurative language effective in examples.
Applying this to creative writing tasks.
Evaluating which (exemplar) responses were the most effective and why.
Eleanor Fairbank AngusHost: Eleanor is an English teacher specialising in KS3 and KS4 Literature and Language based in London. She completed her teacher training at the Institute of Education in 2016 and has been working in London schools ever since.

Uses of figurative language range from simile to personification to oxymoron to idioms. The use of these can help improve your writing! In this class, students will look at examples of figurative language that was used effectively in creative writing and why it worked. Students will then apply this knowledge to an example creative writing task. This class is great for all ages and can be applied to future writing assignments and exams.

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students, especially those in Years 10-11 or S4-S5.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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