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In this interactive lesson, students will define and examine the use of simile and metaphors in poetry and literature.

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Simile metaphor1

  1. 1. SSimilesimiles andand MMetaphorsetaphors OBJECTIVES: Define a simile and a metaphor Understand the purpose of similes and metaphors Explore similes and metaphors in literature and music Create your own similes and metaphors
  2. 2. 2 Definition of SimileDefinition of Simile • Authors use simile to explain, express emotion, and to make their writing more vivid and entertaining Purpose of SimilePurpose of Simile • A simile is a comparison of two unlike things using ‘like’ or ‘as’
  3. 3. 3created by Dianne St Clair Simile:Simile: ExamplesExamples The night was as black as coal. The paper is as light as a feather. The ocean was a raging bull. Her eyes shone like stars in the night sky. The horse moved with
  4. 4. 4 Simile in PoetrySimile in Poetry “O my luve's like a red, red rose. That's newly sprung in June; O my luve's like a melodie That's sweetly play'd in tune.” excerpt from A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
  5. 5. 5 Similes in LiteratureSimiles in Literature “In the eastern sky there was a yellow patch like a rug laid for the feet of the coming sun...” The Red Badge Of Courage by Stephen Crane “The café was like a battleship stripped for action.” The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway “She is, as sailors say, like a lady's watch, always out of repair.” Two Years Before The Mast by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
  6. 6. 6created by Dianne St Clair Simile:Simile: More Examples!More Examples! . For more examples of simile
  7. 7. 7created by Dianne St Clair Definition of MetaphorDefinition of Metaphor • A metaphor is a comparison that says one thing is something else. • Literally, it is not! Her laugther is a gentle song. Metaphors are similar to similes, but make a comparison instead of actually suggesting that two things are essentially the same.
  8. 8. 8created by Dianne St Clair Examples of MetaphorsExamples of Metaphors • She is sunshine, brightening our day • A blank page is a playground for imagination • The melody is a balm to my soul. • The wheels of justice turn slowly. • His cotton candy words did not appeal to her taste.
  9. 9. 9 Metaphor in PoetryMetaphor in Poetry "The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.“ Fog by Carl Sandburg
  10. 10. 10 Metaphor in PoetryMetaphor in Poetry "Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality. We slowly drove, he knew no haste, And I had put away My labor, and my leisure too, For his civility."... extract from 'Because I could not stop for Death‘ by Emily Dickenson
  11. 11. 11 Metaphor in LiteratureMetaphor in Literature All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; As You Like It — William Shakespeare, As You Like It This quote is a metaphor because the world is not literally a stage. By figuratively asserting that the world is a stage, Shakespeare uses the points of comparison between the world and a stage to convey how the world works and the lives of the people within it.
  12. 12. 12 Simile or Metaphor? The field is a rainbow of colors. METAPHORMETAPHOR
  13. 13. 13 Simile or Metaphor? The trees are like a canopy covering the road. Simile
  14. 14. 14 Simile or Metaphor? The lake is a mirror of beauty. METAPHORMETAPHOR
  15. 15. 15 Simile or Metaphor? The clouds are as balls of cotton. Simile
  16. 16. 16created by Dianne St Clair SSimilesimiles andand MMetaphorsetaphors inin MMusicusic Look and listen for similes and metaphors in these song clips!