Tuesday 06 January 2009

How To Evaluate Writing

- focus on specific characteristics

- use non-judgemental language

- establish criteria which indicate success

Literal vs. Figurative Language

Literal:

Figurative:

Types of figurative language:

  • hyperbole (exaggeration): blowing something out of proportion
  • metaphor: comparison of two unlike objects
  • simile: comparison using "like" or "as" (or "similar to")
  • onomatopoeia: use of a word to represent a sound
  • personification: use of human-like qualities to represent ideas
  • synecdoche: use of a part to represent the whole
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