chapter  6
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Figurative Language I

Clarifying the unfamiliar by comparing it with the familiar is one of the key methods of teaching and learning. The devices presented in this and the following two chapters all embody this method, for they are all devices of association. An idea under discussion is illuminated or made more vivid through an imaginative comparison with something already familiar to the reader. These devices are among the most creative tools available to a writer.