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Figurative Language In Music Assignment Journal

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Title of book: The Skin I'm In

Title of entry: Figurative Language in fiction

Directions:  

Identify and write the type of figurative language. (simile, metaphor, idiom, hyperbole) Copy the sample line from the text! Respond to the question that follows the sample lines. Write a detailed complete thought.

______________Blobs of gum were hanging there like pretty colored snot.

______________Miss Saunders is quiet as a tiger sneaking up on its supper.

______________I have a crease in my pants sharp enough to cut somebody.

______________John-John yells, cracking up the whole class.

______________Desda’s licking her lips like they’re candy.

______________Miss Saunders is so big, there is an earthquake whenever she walks.

______________My skin was dry and ashy like tree bark.

______________Keeping Maleeka under the principal’s nose was just the way to keep her in line.

______________She wrapped my braids around her hands like boxing tape.

Think about the text: Why do you think the author, Sharon Flake, uses so many figures of speech in her writing?

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