Metaphors

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Metaphors

  1. 1. METAPHORS Metaphors are a ray of sunshine in your writing!
  2. 2. What is a metaphor ? <ul><li>A metaphor is a lot like a simile! </li></ul><ul><li>So what is the difference? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, it still is still an expression that compares two things to show how they’re alike in some way … but— </li></ul><ul><li> Metaphors do NOT use like or as to compare! </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do metaphors look like? <ul><li>Many times metaphors say that one thing is another… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EX: Her eyes are jewels sparkling in the sun. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EX: His teeth are white pearls. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What do metaphors look like? <ul><li>… Other times, metaphors compare things so that readers can imagine something a certain way or make a picture in their minds. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EX: His room was a massive junk yard. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EX: The classroom was a three-ring circus! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. How ‘bout some more? The small boat was a b ouncy ball in the c rashing ocean waves. The track star is a cheetah when he races to the finish line. s Title Text The thief was a snake, s lithering in to steal the jewels. The harvest moon is a g reat pumpkin in T he sky. My legs were rubber a fter walking all over t he big city. Life is a rollercoaster!
  6. 6. Finally – why use them?! <ul><li>Metaphors bring your writing to life and let you be more creative! </li></ul><ul><li>Metaphors make your readers picture things in different, new ways – or however you want them to imagine something! </li></ul><ul><li>If you can use metaphors, you really are an Einstein! </li></ul><ul><li>“ The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. [It is] a sign of genius…” -Aristotle </li></ul>P.S. – Find the metaphor on this slide!

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