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Simile and metaphor

  1. 1. Metaphors and Simile
  2. 2. SIMILESSimile is a figure of speech and can often beexaggerations because this is a way tocapture the listeners attention. The simileasks us to picture one thing as being similarto another - often using the word like’ orthe word as . . . to link our pictures in themind.
  3. 3. SIMILES When we describe something, we often use the expression, "It was like" so that we can tell our experience clearly to our listener who may never have seen or heard what we are describing. We want our listener to understand fully what we have seen, heard or felt.
  4. 4. SIMILES If a friend had been to a dentist and we asked "What was it like?” We might get a reply, like My mouth feels like a beaten-up punching bag. This is an example of a SIMILE, in this way we are making the description more colourful, dramatic and interesting.
  5. 5. Examples of Simile: She swims like a fish. Hes as hairy as a gorilla. Peter laughs like a hyena. Mr. John is as wise as an owl. Allow me, its as easy as ABC. Because I was embarrassed my face was as red as a ripe tomato. My love is like a red, red rose. The world is like a stage. She got a neck like a pipe.
  6. 6. MetaphorsIf we write a comparison between two things and omit the word "like" then we are using a Metaphor.
  7. 7. Examples of Metaphor: He was a tornado, blasting his way through the opposing team. He was a lion in the fight. Education is your passport to satisfying employment. The truck flew down the empty highway. My love is a red, red rose. The rain came down in long knitting needles. Language is a road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
  8. 8. Acrostic Name PoemsWriting acrostic name poem is as easy as 1,2,3.Here is how to do it: 1. Write the name vertically on a piece of paper . 2. Think about a word usually an adjective that describes the letter that you are about to write. 3. Write the adjective and other description beside the letters of the name.
  9. 9. Examples:TROY T is for Thoughtful, the caring you R is for Resourceful, youll go far O is for Orderly an excellent character Y is for Young, so fun to be with.Troy, a very special boy
  10. 10. Examples:RUTH R is for Radiant, your sparkling personality U is for Unique, a child so dear T is for Terrific such a delight H is for Honest, a heart of gold.Ruth, beyond compare
  11. 11. Songs: Firework You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine Just own the night like the 4th of July Cause baby, youre a firework Come on, show em what youre worth Make em go, oh As you shoot across the sky
  12. 12. Poems: Roses are red, Violets are blue, Chocolates are sweet, They are as sweet as you.