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Describing a Setting

Describing a Setting

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Published by Dafydd Humphreys

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Published by: Dafydd Humphreys on Apr 16, 2008
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What is a simile andWhat is a simile andmetaphor?metaphor?
Study the following lines. What isbeing compared and why?
-‘The rockets rise like sudden fiery flowers that burst upon the night.’ 
-‘The Catherine wheels begin toflame like whirling marigolds.’ 
Good descriptive writing….
How can we make the sentences belowmore interesting? Think about:Extending them?Changing words for other, moreinteresting ones?Adding metaphors or similes? You hear the crash You see all the people You are scared
Varying sentence openings…Can you change the sentencestructure?
1.The old man woke up, slowly.(Slowly, the old man woke up…..)2. Mac ran as hard as he could to make it tothe cave.3. Sally span round as she was startled by thenoise.4. The potion was pushed in front of him buthe wasn’t thirsty so Mac didn’t drink it.5. He stabbed his finger at the button as quickas a knife.
Challenge!!!!*How many different ways can this sentence be written?Sally ran like the wind, across the park, rushing towardsthe ate, lauhin madl.

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