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1 Smiley-Face Tricks for Writing By Mary Ellen Ledbetter

2 Some Smiley-Face Tricks for Writing By Mary Ellen Ledbetter  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE  MAGIC 3  HYPHENATED MODIFIERS

3  FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE- Writing enriched by words, images and figures of speech *Similes *Onomatopoeia *Hyperbole *Metaphors

4 Before: Her smile is bright. After: Her smile is as bright as the sun. Before: The towel was wet. After: The towel was as wet as a soggy dog. Before: The thunder was loud. After: The thunder was as loud ________________. Simile is a comparison between two unlike things using “like” or “as”.

5 ONOMATOPOEIA-a word that tries to duplicate a sound. Before: The thunder filled the night sky. After: Crash, bang, boom, the thunder filled the night sky. Before: The bee flew from flower to flower. After: The bee buzzed from flower to flower. Before: The cars drove around the racetrack. After: ??? ____________________.

6 Hyperbole - to intentionally exaggerate Before: I was so hungry today. After: I was so hungry I ate every thing in the frig today. Before: I was so sleepy. After: I was so sleepy ________________________.

7 Metaphor states a comparison between two unlike things without using like or as Before: Gary and Terre Haute are smelly cities. After: Gary and Terre Haute are the armpits of Indiana. Before: Education is a way to success. After: Education is a gateway to success. Before: Snow is covering the forest. After: Snow is a _____________ covering the forest.

8 The End Part 1 Now try some tricks in your own writing!


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