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1] Comp|ete the fo||ow|ng gr|d and f|nd synonymous express|ons w|thť
Are you boLhered aL my physlcal

uo you wanL Lo see me submlsslve?

?ou can make me suffer

?ou can ruln my repuLaLlon

WhaLever comesţ l'll prevall

Are you Lroubled aL my

LeL us forgeL abouL Llmes of Lerror

2] I||| |n w|th the fo||ow|ng |nformat|onť
A meLaphor

A personlflcaLlon

An alluslon

A slmlle

The dictionary defines a "metaphor" as a figure of speech that uses one thing to mean another
and makes a comparison between the two. For exampIe, Shakespeare's Iine, "AII the worId's a
stage," is a metaphor comparing the whoIe worId to a theater stage. Metaphors can be very
simpIe, and they can function as most any part of speech. "The spy shadowed the woman" is a
verb metaphor. The spy doesn't IiteraIIy cast his shadow on the woman, but he foIIows her so
cIoseIy and quietIy that he resembIes her own shadow.
A simiIe, aIso caIIed an open comparison, is a form of metaphor that compares two different
things to create a new meaning. But a simiIe aIways uses "Iike" or "as" within the phrase and is
more expIicit than a metaphor. For exampIe, Shakespeare's Iine couId be rewritten as a simiIe

to read: "The worId is 0 a stage." Another simiIe wouId be: "The spy was cIose ,8 a shadow."
Both metaphor and simiIe can be used to enhance writing.

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