Tuesday, February 10, 2009

magic metaphors

This one works in a snap and can produce some interesting results.

Have students brainstorm lists of the following types of words.

Abstract Nouns

Specific Colors

Concrete Nouns

Apply the formula:

AN + SC + CN = Metaphor

(Abstract Noun + Specific Color + Concrete Noun = Metaphor)

encourage them to pick their favorite(s), then add…

+ That or Which + What it does (Description) + end with And or But…

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