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…making ripples that float to the shore.

and now let’s talk about analogy. analogy is defined as, “a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based” … similes and metaphors are a type of analogy! (for more see here)

there are two types of analogies, a figurative analogy is a comparison about two things that are not alike but share only some common property, and a literal analogy is about two things that are alike…. metaphors and similes are figurative analogies (see more here)

in literary terms, analogy “is often used to paint vivid word pictures” … and can be big, really big, and go on and on to include many simles and metaphors. (complete lit def here)

so what can you do with this? well, since you asked, you can …

pick up your lists of similes and metaphors from last week,

chose one or two of your favourites,

see if you can expand on them,

and make a “vivid work picture” of your very own.

give yourself a word count goal – a line or even two,

see if the picture can keep going and be the start of something,

like the water and the bugs, or the “…I wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o’er vales and hills…”

Katherena Vermette

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