The Words were Pictures, Visual like Hieroglyphics

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EL237

So, yeah, Metaphores compare unlike things, by simply saying they are them. i.e. Words are pictures (this is a short, unimpressive example)

 

Similes do the same, but use like or as i.e. "Words are visual, like hieroglyphics"

While these are two very fundamental bits of knowledge, which any highschool graduate knows, Roberts goes a bit farther by talking about how to write about them. In highschool it was enough to be able to identify them. Roberts suggests actually explaining what the effect of the imagery is. This is kind of a useful chapter, as it repeats the old, low level stuff,  but then shows the next step. (Jumping from synthesis to evaluation (the final step) on Bloom's Taxonomy) 

 

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