“Seeing is Believing!” Turning word pictures into ideas

In our Grade 8 English poetry unit we have been exploring literary devices (including simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, proverb, idiom) and imagery (five senses – sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste).  We have found these pieces of language to figuratively describe objects and things in a vivid, descriptive way.

Today we have moved on to looking at how these vivid images might actually hide deeper, more abstract ideas and morals.  Here are some deconstructed examples of student poetry…