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let’s talk imagery!  imagery, arguably vital to any good piece, is roughly defined as the representation of one thing by another thing.

this representation is most often constructed by either a simile or a metaphor.

a simile uses “like” or “as” eg: “i wandered lonely as a cloud” (william woodsworth),

and a metaphor, does the same thing but the language is implicit, or simply said, does not use “like” or “as” eg: “her song trembling the twigs and small branches” (theodore roethke).

so for today’s writing prompt, let’s create some similes and metaphors. i find it’s easiest to start with similes, and then simply remove the cumbersome “likes” and ases” just to see if it can still make sense.

try to create them randomly, a list of sentences that don’t consciously fit with one another is the most fun. make them as long as you see fit, just let the image fully come out on the paper. let’s aim for, say, 10?!

ok go…

Katherena Vermette

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