Fancy Figurative Language
Push your students beyond just memorizing the different types of figurative language, and ask them to use these tools in more complex, challenging ways.
- Think beyond clichés
- Use repetition in new ways
- Change the position of the figurative language
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.