3.3 – Writing: Dead Metaphors to Irony – Year 9

A mastery of figurative language is key to sophisticated and clever writing, writing that is both engaging and convincing. Our language is made of metaphors – until you fully apprecaite this, your own writing will be lacklustre; it will be dead; it will be…


Lesson 1: Objective: what is the rationale of figurative language?

Lesson 2: Objective: literal language Vs figurative language?

Lesson 3: Objective: why do non-fiction opinion piece writers use metaphors?

Lesson 4: Objective: metaphors are born, they live & they die.

Lesson 5: Objective: what’s so horrible about clichés?

Lesson 6: Objective: can you map a metaphor?

Lesson 7: Objective: can you make a metaphor? Build a metaphor? Grow one? Explode one?

Lesson 8: Objective: how do we make our persuasion more persuasive?

Lesson 9: Objective: how do we gently coax our readers into agreeing with us, softly lead them to our way of thinking, subtly steer them…

Lesson 10: Objective: the metaphors with the most impact (emotive / evocative / persuasive): what is defamiliarisation?

Lesson 11: Objective: why are there so many metaphors for love?

Lesson 12: Objective: What is an extended metaphor?

Lesson 13: Objective: how is irony just another kind of figurative language?

Lesson 14: Objective: How does every metaphor has a different W, H,W?

Lesson 15: Objective: Annotating the What/How/Why of a text

Lesson 16: Objective: Deciding your own What/How/Why