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Creative Writing Language Techniques. Simile. Describing something by indirectly comparing it to something else; using the words “like” or “as” Her head was covered in curls like corkscrews. Metaphor. Describing one thing by directly comparing it to other. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Creative Writing Language Techniques

Creative Writing Language Techniques

SimileDescribing something by indirectly comparing it to something else; using the words like or as

Her head was covered in curls like corkscrews.

MetaphorDescribing one thing by directly comparing it to other. Her head was covered in corkscrew curls.His eyes were deep ocean blue.

PersonificationDescribing a non-human object by making it seem human.The wind danced in the trees.

AlliterationRepeating the same consonant (non vowel) sounds at the start of words.The rain poured as it pounded and pummeled on the roof.

OnomatopoeiaWhen the sound of the word being said matches the sound it is describing.

The pitter-patter of the insects tiny feet could be heard in the night.

Emotive LanguageAny words that deliberately connect to peoples feelings or make things seem emotional.He was outraged that his mother had given him brussell sprouts for dinner.

NounsWords that name objects, people, places, feelings or ideas.

Albatross, doctor, Harry, Dunedin, survival, hate.Adverbs & VerbsWords to describe action and how it is happening.

Ran swiftly.Cried loudly.Wandered aimlessly.AdjectivesWords to describe nouns.

Rough carpet.Plastic bucket.Purple toe-nails.