Figurative Language Findings: Lord of the Flies, Item: 550

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Figurative Language Findings: Lord of the Flies

ISBN: SM550

by Smekens Education

Unlock the power of figurative language for readers and writers with mentor texts. Smekens Education presents Figurative Language Findings—Lord of the Flies dissected for the 15 types of figurative language listed in the Common Core State Standards (i.e., onomatopoeia*, simile, metaphor, idiom, adage/proverb, allusion, personification, alliteration, analogy, irony, pun, euphemism, oxymoron, hyperbole, paradox).

Use the excerpts in reading lessons to help students infer the author’s meaning and then share the excerpts in writing mini-lessons to help students learn how to apply figurative language within their own writing.

*Onomatopoeia is not required by the CCSS, however, it is a type of figurative language that primary students can understand in their reading and use in their writing.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the Flies.

Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature.

Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic.

Grades 9-12, 15-page downloadable PDF (Acrobat) Document File (Product Note: This is a digital item. No physical products will be shipped.)


Teachers are encouraged to make classroom sets of digital downloads. However, please refrain from sharing the download beyond your classroom.

Figurative Language Findings: Lord of the Flies by Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.smekenseducation.com/.


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