Similes and Metaphors

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Similes and Metaphors

  1. 1. Similes and Metaphors Poetry Devices
  2. 2. Simile A comparison using like or as His feet were as big as boats.
  3. 3. Willow and Ginkgo Eve MerriamThe 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 chorusWith everyone joining in.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.
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. Simile and Metaphor Game Find a partner You have 15 minutes to come up with as many similes and metaphors for the word Mrs. Taylor gives you You will get 1 point for each simile and 2 points for each metaphor They must be written so that Mrs. Taylor can read them
  8. 8. Chocolate Make as many similes and metaphors as you can for this word.

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