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The Poet: Level 2

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100 Level - No experience necessary

The What: 

Poetry uses creative techniques such as metaphor, simile, and figurative language to tell our stories and describe the world around us.

The Challenge: 

1. Read the definitions of Metaphor, Simile, Figurative Language.

2. Read one of the poems listed under Resources. Note how the poet uses description.

3. Find 3-5 things in your immediate surroundings. (movements, objects, conversations, etc.)

4. Describe each thing through 1) Metaphor, 2)Simile, and 3) Figurative Language. (You will have 9-12 lines of poetry total).


Submit your list of items and lines of poetry as a blogpost. 

**Have you done an exercise where you've had to use metaphors, similes, or other descriptive language devices? Just submit that!**

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