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H:\Writing\Metaphors

  1. 1. Metaphors A strategy for writing creatively…
  2. 2. Step 1 <ul><li>Identify the object or idea that is the subject of what you are writing or saying. For example, suppose you are trying to describe a sunset. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 2 <ul><li>Identify what it is you want to communicate about that object or idea. You want to bring out how beautiful the sunset is. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 3 <ul><li>Identify another object or idea that strongly implies what you want to communicate. You decide that the idea of &quot;painted&quot; would be a good way to communicate the beauty of the sunset. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 4 <ul><li>Construct a sentence in which you link the idea of painted with sunset. For example, you could write or say, &quot;The sunset painted the sky with vibrant colors.&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Congratulations! <ul><li>You have just used painted as a metaphor. </li></ul><ul><li>Using metaphors when you write and speak will allow you to communicate more effectively and in a more interesting way. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Create a Metaphor Poem… <ul><li>Create a brainstorm list of words that are important to you in Tagxedo… </li></ul><ul><li>Pick 6 words from your Tagxedo word web that are really special to you.… </li></ul><ul><li>Create metaphors with these items to design a list poem </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to the checklist for specific requirements for your poem </li></ul>

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