Figurative Language Surface Meaning vs. Deeper Meaning For example, a Metaphor is a DIRECT comparison between two unlike things. =
Figurative Language: Simile Literal Meaning vs. Non-Literal Meaning A Simile is an INDIRECT comparison between two unlike things using like or as is like… is as sweet as… is as soft as… smells like…
Cliché • Overused phrases such as: • Mad as a hatter, dark as night, broad as a barn, • ALWAYS try to avoid clichés in your writing • Fresh descriptions are always better!
Activity 1) List as many clichés as you can think of: