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Lesson 1: Figurative Language Simile and Metaphor

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Transcript of Lesson 1: Figurative Language Simile and Metaphor

Simile and Metaphor
Metaphor:
A comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or "as"
Simile:
A comparison of two things using the words "like" or "as".
Literal Language:
The text means exactly what it says.
Figurative Language:
Why should I use figurative language?
Examples:
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.
Examples:
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.
True or False:
1. A metaphor uses the words "like" or "as".
False
2. The following sentence is a simile: Veronica was sleepy.
False
Simile or metaphor?
Hunger Games
Simile!
3.
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
like
a pizza.

4.
The sky is a painting.
metaphor
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:



Examples:
Directions: Write one metaphor and one simile of your own. Remember, each simile and metaphor must compare the word to something else, but it MUST MAKE SENSE.
Free read when you are finished.
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2.

3.

4.
1 metaphor
1 simile
I'm as free as a bird.
More practice!
For each of the words listed write one simile and one metaphor. Remember, each simile and metaphor must compare the word to something else, but it MUST MAKE SENSE.
Write a simile and a metaphor about a family member...be nice.
You're my guardian angel.
Javier thinks he's the class clown.
He's my knight in shining armor.
Pronoun
noun
Pronoun
pronoun
noun
noun
Write a simile about school.
Write a metaphor about fall.
Write a simile OR a metaphor about something in nature.
Write your own simile AND metaphor.
New seats!

OTB
1. Get out your spiral.
2. Silently!!!! Free read.
OTB
NEW SEATS!
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