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Let's go beyond "The girl was very, very, VERY fast" and spice up our use of repetition by borrowing two patterns from Shakespeare.
In this concept attainment lesson, students try to determine the difference between similes and metaphors.
Some students write beautiful similes, but most get stuck with the most obvious ideas possible ("it was as cold as ice”). I break down several simple techniques to seriously improve students' use of figurative language.