Phase 2 –  Mrs Cordingley

Brontë Similes

This week we’ve been looking at how we can improve our writing by using descriptive language. We all know adjectives and adverbs help bring writing to life but what other techniques can we use to help create a picture in our readers’ minds?

The Brontë sisters were huge fans of similes. We use similes to make a comparison usually using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’

Here are a few of Charlotte’s similes. Who or what do you think she might be describing?

– shivering like a child in a cold cradle.
– calm as glass
– pale as a white stone
– weak like the wing of a chicken

Add your ideas to the blog.

Mrs Crossley

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