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Metaphors and Similes Lesson

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Maria West

on 24 August 2015

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Transcript of Metaphors and Similes Lesson

Metaphors and Similes
What is a Metaphor?

A metaphor is the comparison of two similar things but doesn't use the word "like" in the sentence, phrase or clause.

A metaphor is an imaginative way to describe something by comparing that thing to something else. For example, if I wanted to say that Mr. Carr is tall, I could say that Mr. Carr is a giant.

What are similies?
A figure of speech comparing two unlike things having at least one quality or characteristics in common using the words "like" or "as" to compare.

Examples of Similies:

-My heart is like a singing bird.
-The candle was as bright as the sun.
Where to find metaphors and similes
Think about different songs that use figurative language.

What does this quote mean?
Does it have a deeper meaning?
Examples of Metaphors
A blanket of snow covered the streets.
She has the heart of a lion.
His monkey mind is always full of new ideas.
Her bubbly personality cheered him up.
My memory is a little cloudy about that incident.
Life is a roller coaster.
What the difference?
A simile uses "like" or "as" to compare, where a metaphor does not.
Metaphor examples
Her hair was straw.
Her shoes were bricks.
Her flowing dress was a waterfall.
Her eyes were emeralds
(could also say her emerald eyes)
Simile examples
Her hair was like straw.
Her shoes were like bricks.
Her flowing dress was like a waterfall.
Her eyes were like emeralds.
Love You Like a Love Song- Selena Gomez
Superbass- Nikki Minaj
Stereo Heart- Gym Class Heroes/Adam Levine
Mean- Taylor Swift
Skyscraper- Demi Lovato
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