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Analysing Similes and Metaphors in Narrative Comprehension

Hi everyone! My name is Ms Geraldine and I am an English Teacher and Curriculum Specialist at Lil’ but Mighty. In one of my earlier blogposts, I shared the different question types found in Narrative Comprehension. So for today, we’re carrying on with the theme and will be looking at Analysing Similes and Metaphors in Narrative Comprehension.

In particular, we will be taking a closer look at one such question type in greater detail: the Language Use for Impact question. This question type will require you to analyse various literary devices used in Narrative Comprehension, and explain why the writer has chosen to include them. Usually, the writer uses a literary device to emphasise something about the story. It is up to you to identify what this ‘something’ is!

Now, as you can be tested on a large number of literary devices, there are just too many for me to cover in one video. So today, we will focus on learning how to analyse two of them: similes and metaphors! Let’s get to Analysing Similes and Metaphors in Narrative Comprehension!

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And there you have it! The three steps you need to take to analyse simile or metaphors in Narrative Comprehension. Feel free to leave comments below on any tricky similes or metaphors you have encountered in school! Happy revising and take care 🙂


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Components covered:

1. Paper 1 – Writing (Editing, Situational Writing, Continuous Writing)
2. Paper 2 – Comprehension
3. Paper 4 – Oral Communication (Reading Aloud & Spoken Interaction) 

 

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In her free time, Ms Geraldine enjoys writing her own prose and poetry, online gaming with friends, as well as critically analysing movies by penning down reviews. A die-hard fan of Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as an avid consumer of Netflix shows, she draws on such material in her process of lesson planning and curriculum design, with the goal of boosting student engagement and interest.

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