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Simile Spinning


Today in class we talked about ordinary things becoming extraordinary through poetic language. We were spinning metaphors and similes. Here are some:
Tree as green as lime jello.
Dot as tiny as an ant.
Serious writers focused on the ordinary, looking closer, finding magical words:
Rubber duck floats like fat lemons in my bathtub.
My pen is writing secrets, hush-hush, listen.
When writing time ends, we all sigh. Pleasantly pleased with our simile spinning.

Day One Slice of Life by my students

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