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10 Writing Spices for Leaders

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Figures of speech to spice your writing skills.   Reading Time 3:12



1. Metaphor

A word or phrase used as an analogy
to identify another object.

People expect the clergy to have the grace of a swan, the friendliness of a sparrow, the strength of an eagle and the night hours of an owl. And some people expect such a bird to live on the food of a canary. (Rev. Edward Jeffery)

2. Simile

A word or phrase used to compare the resemblance
of two objects, usually following the word like or as.

Eyes can threaten like a loaded pistol, insult like a hiss or kick or by beams of kindness make the heart dance with joy. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Continue reading