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Metaphor/Simile; Extended Metaphor and Simile

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Emily Li

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Metaphor/Simile; Extended Metaphor and Simile
By: Emily Li
Time for a QUIZ !
Can you determine which part of the sentence uses the literary device and which literary device it uses?

For example: The sidewalk is
as hot as

the sun. Therefore, the answer would be:
as hot as, Simile

As hot as
is the part the literary device is used
is the literary device being used.
Why do poets use similes and metaphors?
They are used to help the reader understand a character, object or point of view by comparing those subjects to something the audience already understands.
Examples of similes and metaphors in.....
•Extended Simile
•Extended Metaphor
What is a simile?
Simile- A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind using
"like" or "as".

For example, “Kris is as slow as a snail.” Snails are known for their slow pace and here the slowness of Kris is compared to that of a snail.
What is a metaphor?
Metaphor- A comparison between two unrelated things. It does not use the words
"like" or"as".

For example, "Her voice is music to his ears." This implies that her voice makes him feel happy.
What is an extended simile?
What is an extended metaphor?
Extended simile- A simile dragged over several lines.

It's used typically in epic poetry to intensify the heroic stature of the subject and to serve as decoration.
Extended metaphor- A metaphor that extends through multiple sentences or an entire poem.

It's used to create a more clear comparison between the two items.
Common Speech
Simile Poem!
He's as funny as a monkey !
" " " " "
This cake is heaven.
''Your Daily Ray of Sunshine.'' -Tropicana
The metaphor projects an image of health and vitality that is associated with drinking orange juice on a daily basis
"Fresh as a flower"
The simile provides the idea of a wonderful scent after using the febreze odor eliminating product.
Example of an extended simile and an extended metaphor
Extended Metaphor
Thank You For Listening!

1. Dan was as quiet as a mouse.
Answer: as quiet as, simile.
4. Jon swims like a fish
Answer: like a fish, simile
6. A blanket of snow fell overnight.
Answer: blanket of snow, metaphor
2. The assignment was a breeze.
Answer: a breeze, metaphor
5. My brothers were boiling mad.
Answer: boiling mad, metaphor.
3. It is going to be clear skies from now on.
Answer: Clear skies, metaphor
"Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns

O my Luve is
a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is
the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Robert Burns uses a simile to describe the beauty of his beloved. He says that his love is a fresh red rose that blossoms in the spring.
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.

In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet:

“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the East, and
Juliet is the sun
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief.”

In this part, Romeo compares Juliet with the sun. In his heart, Juliet is beautiful like the sun. The touching feeling when you see the sun rising in the east is equal to how magnificent Juliet appears to him.
Extended Simile
Ex: Our friendship is like a flower, we grow together, blossom together, together forever my best friend.
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