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Similes and Metaphors

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The difference between similes and metaphors

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Similes and Metaphors

  1. 1. What have you noticed about the pictures you have just seen?
  2. 2. Mentally state your answer before going to the next slide.
  3. 3. You’re correct! All these pictures associate and compare two unlike objects with each other.
  4. 4. ALL OF THESE ARE WAY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER! pizza ice and
  5. 5. ALL OF THESE ARE WAY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER! we (referring to a group of people) peas and
  6. 6. ALL OF THESE ARE WAY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER! speech woman’s skirt and
  7. 7. ALL OF THESE ARE WAY DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER! dog socks and
  8. 8. However, because of figurative language, specifically similes and metaphors, we can associate two unlike objects to sound more creative and meaningful, and to add an effect.
  9. 9. Similes and metaphors do the same thing: they compare two unlike objects. They only differ in terms of how they compare. Similes use as or like. Metaphors do not.
  10. 10. 1) My love for you is as strong as a rock. SIMILE 2) My love for you is a strong rock. It can never break. METAPHOR
  11. 11. 3) You are like the sun; you brighten up my day! SIMILE 4) You are the sun that brightens up my day. METAPHOR
  12. 12. SIMILES AND METAPHORS IN POETRY
  13. 13. An emerald is as green as grass A ruby red as blood A sapphire shines as blue as heaven 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 fire An Emerald Is As Green As Grass by Christina Rosseti Retrieved from: http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-simile-poems.html#EEJAlBlspRPT2RIz.99
  14. 14. I am one of many Small branches of a broken tree, Always looking to the ones above For guidance, strength and security. One little branch trying To keep the others from breaking away. Who will fall? And who will stay? Now I stand alone, Looking at the earth through the rain, And I see the broken branches I knew Scattered about me in pain. A Broken Family Tree by Lori McBride Retrieved from: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/tradition-poem-a-broken-family-tree

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