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Improve your writing by using similes, antonyms, onomatopoeia and homonyms. A simile is when you compare two things to each other. This is generally done by the use of the words: “is like”, “is as”, “are like”, “are as” or “than”. For an example, let’s look at the sentence: “Jay and Anne are like Mutt and Jeff.” In this instance, we are comparing a “Jay and Anne” with “Mutt and Jeff”.
Antonyms are two words that mean the opposite or nearly the opposite thing. For example, look as these two sentences. “Christopher is tall.” / “Christopher is short.” “Tall” and “short” are antonyms because they have opposite meanings.
Words that imitate sounds or ideas are known as onomatopoeia. For example, if you have two people who are kissing, you could say, “Smack! Went their lips.” “Smack” is used to convey the sound of the kiss.
Homonyms are words that are spelled the same but in their given context have different meanings. One example of this would be the word “belt”. This could refer to an accessory that is used to hold a pair of pants up or it could refer to how someone spoke out or sang as in, “Jane belt out the song in perfect pitch!”