Figurative language2

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Figurative language2

  1. 1. Figurative Language Similes and Metaphors
  2. 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
  3. 3. Simile • A simile is used to compare two things • It uses the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons.
  4. 4. Simile • Krissy is as pretty as a picture. • Her hair shines like the sun. • Her eyes sparkle like the stars in the sky.
  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.
  6. 6. Metaphor • John’s mind is a computer. • My mom is a workhorse. • Bob is a snake in the grass.
  7. 7. Simile • Marty’s feet smell like rotten fish.
  8. 8. Metaphor • Ginger is an angel.

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