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  1. Figurative Language

  2. Figurative Language Surface Meaning vs. Deeper Meaning For example, a Metaphor is a DIRECT comparison between two unlike things. =

  3. 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…

  4. 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!

  5. Activity 1) List as many clichés as you can think of:

  6. 2) Now scramble these to create fresh descriptions!