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Simile and Metaphor

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Megan Kunkel

on 13 March 2013

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Transcript of Simile and Metaphor

A piece of cake... Figurative Language Simile and Metaphor Now about those Metaphors... The Road Not Taken The Meaning of the Metaphor Figurative language - such as similes or metaphors -
helps you compare and describe objects or people in your writing. Don't worry, this will be a piece of cake, or easy as pie... Try it out: Jot down the similes and metaphors you hear . . . Brainstorming... 1. Create a simile that compares a human characteristic to an animal.

2. Create a simile that describes an object's appearance. Simile A Simile is a comparison of two unlike objects using like or as. Metaphors are direct comparisons of two objects that don't use like or as.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth; 5

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same, 10

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back. 15

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 20 1. Read the poems. Answer the following questions in your English notebook:
What is the poem a metaphor for?

What words or clues helped you identify the metaphor's meaning? That bird was as big as an airplane.

She runs like a cheetah. Life is a highway.

Our captain is a rock. Robert Frost
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