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Mini-Writing Contest # 6 -- August 6 to August 11

August 6, 2014 | Christine | Comments (18) Facebook Twitter More...

Hey everyone! Welcome back for Mini-Writing Contest Number 6. :)

This week, it’s all about using similes and metaphors. So, what’s the difference between a simile and a metaphor, you might ask? A simile can be defined as a sentence in which two completely different things are compared together using the words like or as. Some similes you might be familiar with are “easy as pie” or “happy as a clam.”

A metaphor, on the other hand, is another figure of speech when two unlike things are compared but without using like or as. Instead, it says that an object is the thing it’s being compared to. A very famous example of a metaphor is from a monologue in William Shakespeare’s play As You Like It (2/7):

“All the world’s a stage
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;…”

Try making up some of your own similes and metaphors, and see what kinds of stories you can tell.

Please keep in mind the following contest rules:
1. You have to live in Toronto to win this contest.
2. You have to provide a valid e-mail address so we can contact you if you win a prize (see privacy statement for more info)
3. Your entry must be submitted by Monday at 11:59pm to be considered to win.
4. Winners will be announced the following Tuesday.

Have fun!

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