Hard working authors use figurative language to make their writing more interesting Authors work hard to create strong details using figurative language because those details allow the reader to use visualize (use their sensory images) what the author is describing in their minds. This activity allows you to use figurative language to describe a “Garbage Pail” character that you will receive from your teacher and play the game "Guess Who" with your classmates. Once you receive your “Garbage Pail” kid from the teacher, you will create a simile, onomatopoeia, metaphor, hyperbole, idiom, alliteration and personification to describe the character. When everyone is finished, you will share your descriptions, while the author students view all of the characters. The students will use the “Guess Who” sheet to write down the name of the “Garbage Pail Kid” that they feel your character is. Whoever infers the most characters correct wins!
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