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Similes and Metaphors
Transcript of Similes and Metaphors
Metaphors compare two unlike things.
compares two things that are not usually thought of as being alike.
What two things are being compared in each sentence?
More Metaphor Examples
My hands are icicles!
What is the metaphor in this song?
Finish the Simile
He stretched as tall as...
The tip of my pencil is sharp like...
Jim is as smart as...
Her shirt was blue like...
Similes use the words
to compare two things.
In this sentence,
is being compared to a
My mom has eyes like a hawk.
Beth is as busy as a bee.
Dad, when is dinner ready? I'm as hungry as a bear!
Example: Andrew is a shining star!
This metaphor helps us picture Andrew and understand what he might be like.
My life is a roller coaster.
He has a heart of gold.
What is being compared?
What do these metaphors mean?
Similes and Metaphors
Similes and metaphors are often used to make writing more interesting and entertaining.
Authors use similes and metaphors to explain things, to express emotions, and to help the reader visualize what's going on.
Turn each sentence below into a simile by giving it an ending. Remember, there can be more than one answer for each!
Similes and metaphors can be found in many different places. They're in books, movies, songs, poems, and more!
I slept like a log.
She's as gentle as a lamb.
“Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.”
Can you find any similes or metaphors in this clip?
How about in these sentences from
by Jane Yolen?
Find the simile
Similes and Metaphors are used to compare two unlike things. Similes use the words like or as, while metaphors do not.
Listen for the simile.
"And the moon was so bright the sky seemed to shine.
Somewhere behind us a train whistle blew, long and low, like a sad, sad song."