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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.