One key to spice up your writing is to use figurative language
. Sounds a little complicated? Not really.
Remember all those times when someone asked you "do you mean it literally, or figuratively?" You are using figurative language when you are using words beyond what they mean on the surface.
Examples using athletes:1) Derrick Rose is as fast as a cheetah.
- Using "as", "like" etc. to draw comparison http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simile
flickr @seandavis2) Barry Bonds bites into a big burger.
- Putting words that start with similar sounds close to one another http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alliteration
.3) Yao Ming is so tall he could pull down the moon.
- Using exaggeration to make a point http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperbole
.Your turn! Research on the web for different types of figurative language and write 3 simple examples using your favorite athletes or celebrities.Your examples:Relevance to Common Core:
Across Grades 3 to 12 (Figurative Language, nuance in meaning)