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  1. 1. Literary Devices<br />Identifying similes and personification<br />
  2. 2. Detour<br /> If you already know how to identify personification skip this tutorial and move on to the activity.<br />
  3. 3. What is Personification?<br /> Personification is a figurative device which gives inanimate objects and animals human characteristics.<br />The flower danced in the wind<br />
  4. 4. Effect of Personification<br />A personification gives your writing pizzazz.<br /> For Example:<br />My room is crowded with books, clothes and empty soda cans.<br />Isn’t this a boring description!<br />
  5. 5. Instead…<br />Books, clothes and empty soda cans have invaded my room.<br /> You see the word invaded showed that the books, clothes and empty soda cans have taken over the room.<br />
  6. 6. What is Simile?<br /> Similes compare two like things using ‘as’ or ‘like’<br /> Example: The river meandered through the forest like a snake.<br />
  7. 7. Effect of Simile<br />A simile highlights the characteristic you wish to emphasize.<br />She became as pale as a ghost<br />The writer emphasizes her paleness through the comparison.<br />