Commonly made errors

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Commonly made errors. Beware!. Like and As do not Always mean you have a simile. No sunshine like the sky NOT a simile. Nothing is being COMPARED His eyes are blue like the sky. Yes. His eyes are blue as the sky. Yes. Like and As do not Always mean you have a simile. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Commonly made errors

Beware!

No sunshine like the sky

NOT a simile. Nothing is being COMPARED

His eyes are blue like the sky. Yes.His eyes are blue as the sky. Yes.

As if we were important

No COMPARISON is being made

The babys cries were as important as a fire alarm! Yes.


The author uses hyperbole in thundering waterfall of his heart.Actually, that is a METAPHOR.His heart thundered so loudly everyone thought they were hearing a waterfall! HyperboleHis heart was like a thundering waterfall. Simile

This poem doesnt have simile or metaphor.

Well, okay thanks! What does it have? Alliteration, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, personification, perfect rhyme, internal rhyme, a theme, connotation, etc?I would not give you a poem without devices. Duh. If you cannot find them CHOOSE ANOTHER POEM!

The end shows a transition from winter to spring and how the ground that told us the story sprouted a flower.That is like retelling the plot of the story.Avoid using us and youThis poem tells us that you cant store laughter and special occasions.

No

The author uses personification when she says, the snow engulfed me. Not personification because snow CAN engulf someone or something and the act of engulfing is not human.The author uses personification with every life has a room. People are not made of rooms having a room is not a human characteristic.

This poem uses personification when the author says the snowflake, called its cousins and brothers. A metaphor is used when she compares herself to a flower at the end of the poem. The tone is playful and uplifting as she observes the snow. The theme is of the changing seasons, winter into spring. I liked the poem because I love to experience the different seasons and could relate to the poets observations.