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1 Figurative Language Similes and Metaphors

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 Simile A simile is used to compare two things
It uses the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons.

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 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 Metaphor John’s mind is a computer. My mom is a workhorse.
Bob is a snake in the grass.

7 Simile Marty’s feet smell like rotten fish.

8 Metaphor Ginger is an angel.

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