Beefing up your writing. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE . The following are examples of figurative language and literary devices:. Imagery . Language that appeals to the senses. Descriptions of people or objects stated in terms of our senses. • Sight • Hearing • Touch • Taste • Smell . Simile.
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Example: The muscles on his brawny arms are as strong as iron bands.
Example: The road was a ribbon wrapping through the desolate desert.
Example: “The wind screamed its fury as it pushed us down the road with the strength of a bull.”
The wind cannot yell. Only a living thing can yell.
Example: The firecracker made a loud ka-boom!
Example: She was wide-eyed and wondering while she waited for Walter to waken.
Example: She’s said so on several million occasions.
Please rewrite the sentences on your worksheet so that they show, rather than tell, the main point. I would like everyone to share their best one with the class.