Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is: Simile

A common figure of speech that makes an explicit comparison between two things by using words such as like, as, than, appears, and seems: “A sip of Mrs. Cook’s coffee is like a punch in the stomach.” The effectiveness of this simile is created by the differences between the two things compared. There would be no simile if the comparison were stated this way: “Mrs. Cook’s coffee is as strong as the cafeteria’s coffee.” This is a literal translation because Mrs. Cook’s coffee is compared with something like it—another kind of coffee.

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Writing Picture Prompt

Todays picture prompt is a two-fer. Try and come up with a way to combine both images into an idea for a story. Good luck!.

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Words of the Day

I subscribe to several word of the days so you don’t have to. Here are todays, Words of the Day. Try to use them in your writing. Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo and Writing Picture Prompts!

precentor
 a leader of the singing of a choir or congregation
sylvan
1 a : living or located in the woods or forest
b : of, relating to, or characteristic of the woods or forest
2 a : made, shaped, or formed of woods or trees
b : abounding in woods, groves, or trees : wooded

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