Figurative language

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Figurative language

  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 10/2/2010 2
  3. 3. Simile A simile is used to compare two things It uses the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons. 10/2/2010 3
  4. 4. Simile • Elizabeth is as pretty as a picture. • Her hair shines like the sun. • Her eyes sparkle like the stars in the sky. 10/2/2010 4
  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. 10/2/2010 5
  6. 6. Metaphor • John’s mind is a computer. • My mom is a workhorse. • Bob is a snake in the grass. 10/2/2010 6
  7. 7. Simile • Mason’s feet smell like rotten fish. 10/2/2010 7
  8. 8. Metaphor • Elizabeth is an angel. 10/2/2010 8

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