Reading Closely with the

Lens of Simile

Add these definitions to your Literary Chart in your Reading Journal

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Personificaion, Simile, Metaphor

Now it is your turn to read closely and use the lens of simile to help you annotate. Remember to focus on individual words and phrases and write what the mean.

A Dream Deferred*

by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?