Figurative language

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Figurative language

  1. 1. Figurative Language Similes and Metaphors
  2. 2. Figurative Language <ul><li>A writers tool </li></ul><ul><li>It helps the reader to visualize (see) what the writer is thinking </li></ul><ul><li>It puts a picture in the readers mind </li></ul>10/02/10
  3. 3. Simile A simile is used to compare two things It uses the words “ like ” or “ as ” to make comparisons. 10/02/10
  4. 4. Simile <ul><li>Elizabeth is as pretty as a picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Her hair shines like the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>Her eyes sparkle like the stars in the sky. </li></ul>10/02/10
  5. 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. 6. Metaphor <ul><li>John’s mind is a computer. </li></ul><ul><li>My mom is a workhorse. </li></ul><ul><li>Bob is a snake in the grass. </li></ul>10/02/10
  7. 7. Simile <ul><li>Mason’s feet smell like rotten fish. </li></ul>10/02/10
  8. 8. Metaphor <ul><li>Elizabeth is an angel. </li></ul>10/02/10

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