Posted by: clarken | February 4, 2010
While reading fairy tales the past few weeks, we have been noting some of our favorite character traits and descriptions used by the authors. We noticed that in many of The Brothers Grimm tales, characters are compared to something so that we can better imagine them.
“… child white as snow, red as blood, and hair as black as ebony…” (Snow White)
“Her golden hair shone like the sun.” (Rapunzel)
Remember that when an author compares two unlike things (hair and sun) using like or as this is called a SIMILE. (Still not sure what a simile is? Rewatch this amazing Simile Video - scroll down- made by Mr. Clarken’s 4th Grade class.)
Now that we are writing our own fairy tales, start thinking of ways in which you can use similes to describe your hero/heroine and your supernatural adversaries or deceitful/ferocious beasts.
Please leave a comment below sharing a simile to describe one of YOUR characters. (Metaphors are also welcome…)