Figures of Speech

Give your learners quick definitions of simile, metaphor, and analogy. As the first slide in this PowerPoint suggests, you can use the presentation as a warm-up and have scholars record the words and their meanings in a Literary Terms notebook. Terms can be discussed in more depth with a reading of your choice. Another approach would be to introduce your class to important figures of speech, a few terms at a time.

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