Simile- uses the words “like” or “as” to compare one object or idea with another Example: “as bright as the sun”
EXAMPLES OF SIMILES As busy as a bee. As Dry as a bone. As quiet as a mouse. As strong as an ox. Moves Like a snail. Cry like a baby. Run like a deer.
I am hungry as a horse. You run like a rabbit. He is sneaky as a snake.
“I Love the Look of Words” Popcorn leaps, popping from the floor of a hot black skillet and into my mouth. Black words leap, snapping from the white page. Rushing into my eyes. Sliding into my brain which gobbles them the way my tongue and teeth chomp the buttered popcorn. When I have stopped reading, ideas from the words stay stuck in my mind, like the sweet smell of butter perfuming my fingers long after the popcorn is finished. I love the book and the look of words the weight of ideas that popped into my mind I love the tracks of new thinking in my mind. o Maya Angelou
The flowers danced in the wind. The Earth coughed and choked in all of the pollution. The friendly gates welcomed us.
Hyperbole 0 An exaggerated statement used to heighten effect. It is not used to mislead the reader, but to emphasize a point. Example: She’s said so on several million occasions.
Idioms 0 An idiom or idiomatic expression refers to a construction or expression in one language that cannot be matched or directly translated word-for- word in another language. Example: "She has a bee in her bonnet," meaning "she is obsessed," cannot be literally translated into another language word for word.
Stan the strong surfer saved several swimmers on Saturday. Tiny Tommy Thomson takes toy trucks to Timmy’s on Tuesday.