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Appendix II: Game Sentences

Instructions: Cut out the following sentences and give one to each student to place under the appropriate
literary device category on the board.

1. SYMBOLISM: Dumbos magic feather represents courage and self-confidence.


Once he truly believes in himself, he no longer needs it as a psychological crutch.
2. DRAMATIC IRONY: Throughout most of The Lion King, Simba mopes around
feeling guilty for his fathers death, unaware (unlike the audience) that Scar
actually killed Mufasa.
3. ALLUSION: In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the gargoyle Laverne tells a
flock of pigeons to Fly my pretties! Fly, Fly! la Wicked Witch of the West in
The Wizard of Oz.
4. SIMILE: In Mulan, General Shang tells his warriors to be as swift as the
coursing river.
5. FORESHADOWING: Before shes fatally shot by a hunter (and millions of
childhoods are scarred), Bambis mother gives Bambi a stern lecture on the
dangers of man.
6. DESCRIPTIVE IMAGERY: When Elsa begins singing Let it Go in Frozen, she
describes her surroundings as she says, the snow glows white on the mountain
tonight.
7. IRONY: In Pocahontas, Governor Ratcliffe refers to the Native Americans as
savages. However, Ratcliffe seems to be the only true savage in the film, due
to his selfish actions.
8. SIMILE: In Mulan, General Shang tells his warriors to be tranquil as a forest, but
a fire within.
9. METAPHOR: Mulan feels very sad after her unfortunate meeting with the
matchmaker. Her father tries to cheer her up by comparing her to a flower
blossom; last to bloom, but most beautiful of all.
10. ONOMATOPOEIA: In The Little Mermaid, Sebastian the lobster sings Sha la la
la la dont be scared.
11. METAPHOR: Cinderella states, A dream is a wish your heart makes.
12. SYMBOLISM: In Beauty and the Beast, the Prince is transformed into a hideous
monster due to his cruelty. His outward appearance is meant to symbolize his
personality.
13. PERSONIFICATION: Even though Cinderella is mistreated by her wicked
stepmother and sisters, she finds solace with her friends the mice, who give her
advice, like people would.
14. ALLEGORY: In The Chronicles of Narnia, the lion Aslan is actually the authors
representation of God.
15. ALLITERATION: In the song A Whole New World, sung by Aladdin and
Jasmine, the letter S is repeated as they sing shining, shimmering, splendid!.
16. SYMBOLISM: In The Lion King, Mufasa, Simbas father, tells him that one day
he will rule over everything the light touches. The light symbolizes good, and
the darkened landscapes, where the hyenas hangout, are meant to symbolize evil.
17. HYPERBOLE: Prince Alis strength is grossly exaggerated when they say he beat
A hundred bad guys with swords!

18. FORESHADOWING: In The Lion King, Simba boasts about how ready he is to
be the king of the Pride Lands. However, after his fathers death, Simba realizes
how ill-suited he is for the thrown.
19. JUXTAPOSITION: In The Lady and The Tramp, the kind, caring dogs are
compared with the evil Siamese cats that want to hurt the baby sleeping in its crib.
20. FORESHADOWING: The look of anger that Cinderellas step mother gives her
in the beginning of the film demonstrates the hardships she will put Cinderella
through for the rest of the film.
21. DRAMATIC IRONY: In Frozen, the snowman Olaf sings about how much he
wishes for the summertime to arrive. However, unlike Olaf, the audience realizes
that if summertime were to return, Olaf would melt.
22. SIMILE: General Shang in Mulan sings that his warriors are to be mysterious as
the dark side of the moon.
23. METAPHOR: When Shan Yu, the savage leader of the Huns, demsand that the
Emperor bosw to him, the emperor replies that no matter how the wind howls the
mountain cannot bow to it
24. IRONY: Judge Claude Frollo explains to Quasimodo that he cannot go to the
Festival of Fools because he is a mishappen monster that only Frollo understands.
Frollo, however, appears to be the true monster.
25. DRAMATIC IRONY: The audience knows that Snow Whites apple is poisoned,
but she unknowingly takes a bite out of it.
26. IRONY: In Ratatouille, a rat becomes a master chef, yet most people think of rats
in the kitchen as disgusting.
27. PERSONIFICATION: Pocahontas refers to animals as her brothers, which is a
term usually only used to describe humans.
28. HYPERBOLE: In Tangled, Rapunzels mother wants to discourage her from
going outside by exaggerating. She tells Rapunzel that if she does venture outside
she will find robbers, poison ivy, quicksand, cannibals and snakes.
29. Onomatopeaoia: Clash! Boom! Bang! went the apes as they destroyed
Janes tent in the film Tarzan.
30.

Allegory: When Judge Claude Frollo is about to dump the baby Quasimodo in
the well, the priest reminds him that the eyes of Notre Dame will still see his
evil act. The eyes he refers to are those of the Saints and Angels.

Resources:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/moerder/fancy-literary-techniques-explained-bydisney#.hfnRdM7vO0
https://prezi.com/ztl1-a6loyj3/figurative-language-in-disney-songs/