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The House on Mango Street Simile vs. metaphor

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Transcript of The House on Mango Street Simile vs. metaphor

The House on Mango Street Simile vs. metaphor
What is a metaphor
A metaphor is a comparison that does not use like or as.
Similie 1
On page 29 it says "The kids...almost break like fancy museum vases."
This compares the kids to fancy museum vases being broken. Notice it uses like, so it is a simile.
Metaphor 1
On page 27 it says "those two green apples you call eyes. " This compare Marin's eyes with green apples and it does not use like or as.
Conclusion
What is a simile?
A simile is a comparison that uses like or as. Continue on with the presentation to see some examples of simile.
Simile 2
Similie 3
Simile 4
Simile 5
Metaphor 2
Metaphor 3
Metaphor 4
Metaphor 5
Thank You
The End
On page 30 it says "Angle Vargas learned to fly and dropped from the sky like a sugar donut."
This compares Angle Varges falling like a sugar donut. Also it use like which makes this figurative language a simile.
on page 33 it says "clouds, the kind like pillows."
This compaires clouds with pillows and it uses like. This is our third example of a simile in this weeks reading.
On page 34 we come across our fourth simile of our reading which is "That one looks like popcorn." This one compare one cloud with popcorn. Also it uses like, so it is a similie
On page 36 we come across a five simile which is the last one that we will talk about is "Well there are these, that looks like saving creme. This compare cumulus clouds to shaving cream using like.
The second metaphor we come across is on page 37. The metaphor is yea, and you're foot fleas.
This compares Lucy to foot fleas and notice that it does not use like or as.
If you look on Page 41 you will find another metaphor which is "Rachel did you know you are prettier than a yellow taxi cab."\
This compaires Rachal with a yellow taxi cab and notice that it does not use like or as. Now we have 3 Metaphors from the book
On page 34 is another metaphor. "Pointed...cloud...see that one their that one is God." This compairs a cloud to god, without using like or as.
Now for our last one which is found on page 37 "Better get the broom, too much trash on our lawn." This compares the kids to trash.
Similes
29. The kids...almost break like fancy museum vases.
30. Angle Vargas learned to fly and dropped from the sky like a sugar donut.
33. clouds, the kind like pillows.
34. That one looks like popcorn.
36. Well there are these, that looks like saving creme.
Metaphors
27. "those two green apples you call eyes. "
34. Pointed...cloud...see that one their that one is God.
37. "Better get the broom, too much trash on our lawn."
37. yea, and you're foot fleas.
41. Rachel did you know you are prettier than a yellow taxi cab.
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