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Figurative language

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  • 1. Figurative Language
    Similes and Metaphors
  • 2. Figurative Language
    A writers tool
    It helps the reader to visualize (see) what the writer is thinking
    It puts a picture in the readers mind
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  • 3. Simile
    A simile is used to compare two things
    It uses the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons.
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  • 4. Simile
    Elizabeth is as pretty as a picture.
    Her hair shines like the sun.
    Her eyes sparkle like the stars in the sky.
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  • 5. Metaphor
    A metaphor is used to compare two things
    Instead of saying something is “like” or “as” --- a metaphor states that it just IS.
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  • 6. Metaphor
    John’s mind is a computer.
    My mom is a workhorse.
    Bob is a snake in the grass.
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  • 7. Simile
    Mason’s feet smell like rotten fish.
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  • 8. Metaphor
    Elizabeth is an angel.
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