This week we have been learning about the different forms of figurative language. Figurative language means that the words you use don't have their literal meaning, but instead are meant to be imaginative and vivid. We've been learning about similes and metaphors as well as idioms. A simile compares two things, usually using the words "like" or "as". For example, Our class was as busy as bees today. A metaphor directly compares two unlike things. For example, My baby sister is a doll. This compares your sister's size and sweetness to that of the perfection of a doll. Idioms are groups of words whose meaning is different from the ordinary meaning of the words. For example, My mom told me to zip my lips. She's not really telling you to zip your lips but to be quiet. Check out some of the fun activities we have been doing in class to help us better understand figurative language.