“Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”
• “Kate inched over her own thoughts like a
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Identify the Similes
Katy Perry Lyrics
Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep six feet under?
Scream but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
'Cause there's a spark in you?
You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July
• “A metaphor is a word of phrase used to
compare two unlike objects, ideas, thoughts
or feelings to provide a clearer description”
• Metaphors are a comparison of two (or more)
unlike things without using the words “like” or
“as”; usually uses the word “is or “are”
Metaphors can be seen in…
• “Women are ravenous blood sucking
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven pages”
As You Like it by William Shakespeare
Identify the Metaphors
(feat. Adam Levine)
My heart's a stereo, it beats for you, so listen close
Hear my thoughts in every note
Make me your radio
And turn me up when you feel low
This melody was meant for you
Just sing along to my stereo