Love that Line – Figurative language

There is so much wonderful language in Giraffes Can’t Dance by Gile Andreae.       Here are some of my favorite lines:

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Alliteration:

The warthogs started waltzing and the rhinos rock ‘n’ rolled.

Assonance:

The lions danced a tango that was elegant and bold.

Alliteration:

The chimps all did a cha-cha, with a very Latin feel

and eight baboons then teamed up for a splendid Scottish reel.

Alliteration:

“Excuse me! Coughed a cricket who’d seen Gerald earlier on.

Alliteration and Assonance:

To me the sweetest music is those branches in the breeze.

His neck was gently swaying, and his tail was swishing ‘round.

He threw his legs out sideways, and he swung them everywhere.

Love that line

LOVE THAT LINE #9

“Everyone from the class guinea pig to the principal had magnificent memories of the older Gratch girls.”

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by Alan Madison

This line says it all – Velma lives in the shadow of her sisters. The word magnificent depicts the extent to which Velma feels that, leaving the reader to wonder if she’ll ever measure up to her older sisters. Including the guinea pig in this line further exacerbates the feeling that Velma’s sisters left quite an impression on everyone. Underdog!