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Copy of Simile and Metaphor

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Jamal Valentine

on 7 January 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Simile and Metaphor

Simile and Metaphor
A comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
A comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as".
I will be able to describe the difference between a simile and a metaphor.
I will be able to write 2 similes and 2 metaphors.
Literal Language:
The text means exactly what it says.
Figurative Language:
Why should I use figurative language?
The grass looks green.
The sand feels rough.
The flower smells sweet.
Figurative language uses similes, metaphors, and other literary devices to indirectly express ideas.
The grass looks like spiky green hair.
He runs as fast as the wind.
He is a wet blanket.
It's creative
It makes my writing more vivid
Figurative language helps describe people, places, and things.
Metaphors often use a form of the verb "to be". The verb can be in the past tense (was, were), the present tense (am, is, are), or future tense (will be).
True or False:
1. A metaphor uses the words "like" or "as".
2. The following sentence is a simile: Veronica was sleepy.
Simile or metaphor?
Hunger Games
Important note: Using “like” or “as” does not make a simile.

A comparison must be made.
Not a simile: I like pizza.

Simile: The moon is
a pizza.

The sky is a painting.
Metaphor or Simile?
1. "Chocolate is my ray of sunshine on a bad day," admitted Marlene.
A. Simile B. Metaphor
Explain why:

2.His feet were as big as a house.
A.Simile B. Metaphor
Explain why:

3. He was a tornado, blasting his way through the opposing team.
A. Simile B. Metaphor
Explain why:

4. The test was a walk in the park.
A. Simile B. Metaphor
Explain why:

Mark your answers on your worksheet.
What is a literal sentence?
What is a figurative sentence?
What is the difference between literal language and figurative language?
Exit Slip:
Directions: Write two metaphors and two similes of your own.



Your Turn!
Write a sentence using literal language.
Remember: With literal language, the text means exactly what it says.
2 metaphors
2 similes
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