Look up the answer to your riddle as well, and note promising words that you’ve
found that you haven’t already included in your brainstorming list.
Original Word Synonyms
4. Think like the object.
Try describing the world from your answer’s point of view. What do you see? what
do you hear? What do you smell and feel? What do you do? What do you like?
5. Use figurative language.
Try filling out some of the following figures of speech for your answer.
Metaphor: A figure of speech stating two things are similar.
Example: “I am a passport to adventure.” (Answer: A book)
Simile: A comparison using ‘like’ or ‘as.’
Example: “I reflect like a mirror.” (Answer: water)
Onomatopoeia: Words whose sound suggests its meaning.
Example: “We buzz, buzz, buzz.” (Answer: bees)