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Similes, Metaphors and Personification

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Transcript of Similes, Metaphors and Personification

Riddle Time!!!
Similes, Metaphors and Personification
Name 3 days consecutively where
none of the seven days
of the week appear.
Answer
Yesterday, Today
and Tomorrow
A cloud is my mother, the wind is my father, my son is the cool stream, and my daughter is the fruit of the land. A rainbow is my bed, the earth my final resting place, and the torment of man.
Answer
Rain
To understand metaphors, similes and personification.

+ I can understand the differences between similes, metaphors and personification.

+ I can turn a boring sentence in to one which is a simile, a metaphor or personification.


Objectives

Complete these sentences in your book using the words underneath.
 
Similes describe something by comparing it to another using like or as.
 
The girl was……………………... like a leaf.
The boy …………………. like a log.
The children crept as ………………………. as mice.
The icicle shone like the …………
 
quietly shaking slept sun


Similes

Personification is giving an object human features or characteristics.

The wind …………………… through the trees.
The daffodils nodded their …………………… bonnets in the wind.
The refreshing pool …………….. the holidaymakers.
The ………………. danced on the shelves during the earthquake.

yellow teapot called whistled


Personification

Metaphors describe something by saying it is something else.

The sun was a ………………………. golf ball in the sky.
The bear was a furry ……………...
The teacher was an ……………….. volcano, exploding with lava.
Her ……………… was a silky blanket.
 
giant hair flaming erupting

Metaphors

Similes
Why do we use them?
As clean as a whistle
As right as rain
As soft as putty
As sound as a bell
As fresh as a daisy
As green as grass
As light as a feather
As white as snow

As fierce as a lion
As fast as a deer
As gentle as a dove
As strong as an ox
As tall as a giant
As timid as a rabbit
As proud as a peacock
As hungry as a wolf.

Examples of Similes

Write a passage where you include one simile that describes a familiar character.
Invent some modern similes for the following:
As brave as …
As quiet as…
As fierce as…
As scary as…

Task

A metaphor is just like a simile but it is quite different.
A metaphor is when you say or write something is something

(e.g.) the sun is a golden circle in the air


What is a metaphor?

Personification describes something by giving it a human feature.

The ship shivered at the bottom of the sea..
The grass tickled her ankles as she walked.
The sun hid silently behind a hug grey cloud.
The wind dashed silently through the alleyways.



Personification

Is this a simile, a metaphor or personification?

The sun was a golden ball in the sky.


Challenge time…


A metaphor says that something is something else.


Metaphor

Is this a simile, a metaphor or personification?

The snow shimmered like glitter.


A simile compares one thing to another using like or as.
Similie

Is this a simile, a metaphor or personification?


The boy was a fierce tiger, prowling through the forest.



A metaphor says that something is something else.

Metaphor

Is this a simile, a metaphor or personification?



The branches clung on to the girl, refusing to let go.


Personification is giving human like
features to an object.
Personification

Similes describe something by comparing one thing to another, always using like, or as.

The children crept, quietly as mice.
The stars sparkled like diamonds in the sky.
The engine roared like a lion.
The wind howled as if it were an angry wolf.

Now, try writing your own to describe a storm…

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