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SL How to Write Better: Explore One Literary Device - The Simile

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Higher Education
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This free lesson explores one literary device, the simile. First it takes a look at how other writers have used similes in their manuscripts. Then writers are asked to follow four steps to write really creative similes. Finally, encouragement is given to think in similes in everyday life.

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE: “How to Write Better - Explore One Literary Device” is copyrighted ©2018 by S. Kay Seifert. Individuals, parents and teachers may reproduce worksheets from this Simple Literature product for personal use in public, private, or home-school classrooms, writing groups, and critique groups. No part of this manuscript and curricula may be included in printed, Web, digital, or any form of print, Web, digital, cloud, or electronic curricula, or distributed, personally, electronically, via the cloud, or commercially without the express written permission of S. Kay Seifert. All rights reserved. First printing, 2018.

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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.


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