Defining Similes and Metaphors

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Defining Similes and Metaphors

  1. 1. Defining Simile and Metaphor The child was as angry as a bear. The child was a bear.
  2. 2. Recognizing Similes/Metaphors in Song Lyrics  Katy Perry “Firework” Do you ever feel like a plastic bag Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again? Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in? You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine Just own the night like the 4th of July „Cause baby you’re a firework Come on, show „em what you‟re worth Make „em go, oh As you shoot across the skyLyrics from: http://www.elyrics.net/read/k/katy-perry-lyrics/firework-lyrics.html
  3. 3. Recognizing Similes/Metaphors in Art Photo taken from: http://helenkuchta.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/surrealism/
  4. 4. Recognizing Similes/Metaphors inComic Books Photo taken from: http://lounge.moviecodec.com/testing/goku-vs-superman-17280/751
  5. 5. Recognizing Similes/Metaphors in Scary Books “Josh and I hated our new house. Sure, it was big. It looked like a mansion compared to our old house” (1).Welcome to Dead House, Goosebumps Series, by R.L. StineText taken from: http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Dead-House-Goosebumps-Series/dp/0439568471/ref=cm_lmf_tit_1
  6. 6. So What are Similes? A simile compares two unlike things using like or as.  Example: Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?  What might Katy Perry mean with this line?  What is Katy Perry trying to say?
  7. 7. So What are Metaphors? A metaphor compares two unlike things using a form of the verb to be.  Example: You‟re a firework. (You are a firework)  What might Katy Perry mean with this line?  What is Katy Perry trying to say?
  8. 8. Now your turn! Where else can we find similes and metaphors?

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