by B Meyer
Comic book language ideas are good in this day and age of films and games being made from them. I'm not a teacher or parent but I have nieces and a nephew I get comic books and graphic novels for when they go on trips or camping or overnights.
I have fun calling their attention to the figurative language things I think are clever. They see other clever language things, so it's like a trade.
I went more into maths and that in high school, but I remember studying similes and metaphors.
Now I have noticed something really cool lately when I do the comic book thing with the kids. They SEE figurative language, too. More than I do. Like a few weekends ago, when one of them caught something in the drawing that looked like a "visual pun". I don't know if you can have a visual pun but there was a skyscraper in the background of a frame in a graphic novel that had mouse ears on the top instead of telecommunications antennas. So neat. We flipped back and reread the skyscraper backgrounds and, sure enough, we'd missed a couple. So now, I think, they will even reread and skim for things. Those are reading skills, too, right?
That's my comment.
My question and request is for more comic book figurative language!
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