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Figures of Speech for Detective Fiction Simile: By the end of the day, I felt as worn out as a hunk of chewing gum stuck to the bottom of a shoe. Metaphor: I was yesterday’s newspaper crumpled at the bottom of a trash can. Copyright 2010 © by Gamehinge Copyright 2010 © by Gamehinge
Similes I waited impatiently in the hotel lobby while minutes flew by like... invisible fingers were holding back the hands of the clock. (Irony) Copyright © 2010 by Gamehinge
When the witness smiled, her gold tooth beamed like... a hundred-watt light bulb.
After she strolled by, her perfume lingered on the air like... a plume of exhaust from a passing car. (Irony)
As I tried to plan my next move, ideas were swarming in my head like... yellow jackets in a hive.
With his bowtie and red shoes, the suspect was about as low-profile as... a circus clown in a Sunday choir. (Irony)
Although he claimed he was innocent, the guy was as jittery as... a blind man crossing the street during rush-hour traffic.
His handshake and smile were as pleasant as... a tarantula’s bite. (Irony)
It was easy following him up the winding stairway in the empty building because his footsteps sounded like... shotgun blasts.
Chasing the guy for two blocks, I felt my heart pounding like... a jackhammer ripping up concrete.
Just as I caught up to him, he turned and pounced like... a hungry cougar catching its prey.
I opened my eyes to the sound of thunder. I was soaking wet and when I looked up, rain pelted me in the face like... a fistful of bullets.
DETECTIVE FICTION SIMILES Gamehinge games by Hal Schick
First Grade Sight Words a in I and is it for.
Of. and a to the in is you that it at be.
High Frequency Words List A Group 1. the of and.
Practice saying your sight words. Read and spell each word. Click on the down arrow to go to the next word.
Sight Word Phrases Group 1. the little boy a good boy.
Lap 1. the to and he a I you it of in Lap 2.
An. ten and ten at pet hot cats am a not.
Lets build fluency! The people By the water You and I.
First 100 High Frequency Words a her see am about.
Can you see?. I like him. When will we go? All or some.
The. of and a to in is you that it he was.
The. of and a to in is you that it he for.
The people Look for some people. Write it down. By the water So there you are. Who will make it? You and I A long time What will they do?
High-Frequency Phrases First 100 Words. The people.
A. as is a couldn’t does could has wouldn’t.
Complex sentences Our targets this term are to extend our sentences to give more information to the reader.
Fri. Feb. 10 Sch edule: 1. Warm Up - What If's 2. Some good writing by students! 3. Write the climax of your story.
By Emily R and Emily G.. I know I shouldn’t have thought of this….!!!! I was standing out side of the haunted school, a shiver going down my spine. There’s.
Come. and down a away big blue can help.
The Murderer Jazlyn Brandi Jeremy Ryan Click here to begin your adventure.
Oral Reading Fluency First 100 Most Used Phrases.
My Portfolio By: Luke Martiros. Final Moments The sun, beating down on me. Like being in a human-sized oven. The bee about to blow his whistle. A pass.
Phrasalverbs. Complete the sentences Hang _____ while I grab my coat and shoes! on.
A Vertext of The House on Mango Street (pages 53-61) The First Job From the end of the previous chapter: Nenny, I say, but she doesnt hear me. She is too.
Help me out. who is he even before we go but come again.
Looking at the Elements of STYLE. Elements of Style Word Choice Imagery Metaphor/Simile.
In my own little world it hardly ever rains Photo by graur codrin– freedigitalphotos.net.
Dolch Words the of and to a in that is was.
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