e The bear in the back room is wormy
l Its meat is all stinky and squirmy
So I’m reading a book
o About how to cook
And anther about taxidermy
s I MAGES I N P OETRY
F IGURES OF S PEECH HELP CREATE
IMAGES IN POETRY
Definition: Simile is when you compare
two nouns (persons, places or things)
that are unlike, with "like" or "as."
"The water is like the sun."
Good similes compare two very different nouns.
“It seems to me you’ve lIv
Like a candle In th
Sadness is as happy as laughter.
You might cry because it hurts.
You might laugh because it hurts.
But I know one thing,
laughter is laughter and sadness
They can show the
same things like
hurting and gladness.
Hockey is like reading
You get into it and then you never
want to stop
You feel like you're in a different world.
Hockey is like school
You have to do your work and
you have to practice or you will get an "F"
Hockey is like math
You get stronger and before you know it
You're getting an
Your scoring goals
Playing the piano is like
A bird soaring in the
When you play the keys it is
Flying your fingers across the
The notes are like
Clouds drifting through the
A Red, Red Rose
O My Luve's like a red, red rose,
P RACTICE P OEMS That's newly sprung in June;
O My Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only luve,
And fare thee weel, awhile!
And I will come again, my luve
Tho' it ware ten thousand mile!
An emerald is as green as grass,
A ruby red as blood;
A sapphire shines as blue as
A flint lies in the mud.
A diamond is a brilliant stone,
To catch the world's desire;
An opal holds a fiery spark;
But a flint holds a fire.
emerald ruby sapphire diamond opal
A figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between
two unlike things that actually have something in common. A metaphor
expresses the unfamiliar- in terms of the familiar (the vehicle).
"Love is a rose, " "rose" is the vehi
Love is a rose
but you better not pick it
It only grows when it's on the vine.
A handful of thorns and
you'll know you've missed it
You lose your love
when you say the word "mine".
Remember a direct comparison does not use like or as
The fog comes
On little cat feet
It sits looking
Over harbor and city
On silent haunches
And then moves on
L IKE OR AS WAS NOT USED !
is a big pig!
Life has loveliness to sell-
metaphor All beautiful splendid things,
Blue waves whiten on a cliff,
Climbing fire that sways and sings,
Ba And children’s faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup.