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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. 10/02/10
  • 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 . 10/02/10
  • 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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