Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Figurative language

The Case of the Frozen Pond

1) The children were attracted to its natural properties, like the ice they skated on.
Answer- simile, being compared to the ice they skated on.

2) It was responsible only for artificial conditions, like a large unguarded piece of machinery that young children wouldn't realize might harm them.
Answer-simile, being compared to a large ungarded piece of machinery.


TSL012: College Reading 2 said...

The use of 'like' in sentence 1 signals an example is being given. It does not signal a simile.