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Similes and metaphors

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Explanation how to create similes and metaphors

Explanation how to create similes and metaphors


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  • 1. Similes and Metaphors Poetry Devices
  • 2. Simile
    • A comparison using like or as
    • His feet were as big as boats.
  • 3.
    • Willow and Ginkgo
    • Eve Merriam
    • The willow is like an etching,
    • Fine-lined against the sky.
    • The ginkgo is like a crude sketch,
    • Hardly worthy to be signed.
    • The willow’s music is like a soprano,
    • Delicate and thin.
    • The ginkgo’s tune is like a chorus
    • With everyone joining in.
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    • The willow is sleek as a velvet-nosed calf;
    • The ginkgo is leathery as an old bull.
    • The willow’s branches are like silken thread;
    • The ginkgo’s like stubby rough wool.
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  • 4. Metaphor
    • A metaphor states that one thing is something else. It is a comparison, but it does NOT use like or as to make the comparison.
    • Her hair is silk.
  • 5. Simile or Metaphor????
    • The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves.
    • As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!"
    • The giant’s steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack.
    • The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day.
  • 6. Simile or Metaphor????
    • I feel like a limp dishrag.
    • Those girls are like two peas in a pod.
    • The fluorescent light was the sun during our test.
    • No one invites Harold to parties because he’s a wet blanket.
    • The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath.
    • Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs.
  • 7. Simile and Metaphor Game
    • Find a partner
    • You have 15 minutes to come up with as many similes and metaphors for the magic word Miss Virginia will give you.
    • You will get 1 point for each simile and 2 points for each metaphor
    • They must be written in your notebook so that Miss Virginia can read them.
    • Enjoy it!
  • 8. Chocolate
    • Make as many similes and metaphors as you can for this word.