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Copy of Similes and Metaphors in Popular Songs

An introduction to figurative language for my 7th grade class

Courtney Aseltine

on 14 May 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Similes and Metaphors in Popular Songs

Similes and metaphors aren't just
in your poems! Music artists include metaphors and similes
in their song lyrics Just turn on your radio! So, let's try to find some! Here's one! "Life is a highway... What's being compared? Life
a highway Which is a.... Let's try another one Metaphor! What is being compared? Simile or Metaphor? his moves Jagger Simile! Tell me more! Bonus question... Who on earth is Jagger? Mick Jagger! What about this one? What two unlike things
does the singer wish
she could compare? Airplanes


Shooting stars Is it a metaphor? Why not? Because it's a simile How do you know? "Airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars" Want a challenge? Try this... Did you get all of that? Get with a partner and let's listen again! Last one....

Make sure you're ready,
I'm getting tricky! Is this a metaphor or a simile? Neither! So, what is it? BAD
GRAMMAR! "I was like baby, baby, baby, oh" The End But tell me, what does it mean? Get ready...
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