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Similes and Metaphors

Learn all about similes and metaphors

Magalys Perez

on 11 January 2015

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Transcript of Similes and Metaphors

What is a metaphor?
What is a simile?
Acrostic Poem
Uses the letters in a topic word to begin each line. All lines of the poem should relate to or describe the topic word. Usually adjectives will be used.

Autobiographical Poem
Uses the person that writes the poem as the subject of the poem. All information provided relates to the author

Cinquain Poem
Has five lines and a structure that need to be followed. Line 1 is a Noun, Line 2 needs 2 descriptive adjectives, Line 3 requires 3 action words, Line 4 requires a phrase that has 4 words in it, and Line 5 is a synonym that refers back to Line 1.

Diamante Poem
Is a poem in which the text forms the shape of a diamond.

Limerick Poem
Has five lines, the last words of lines one, two and five rhyme. The last four words of lines three and four rhyme.

Is Japanese poetry that reflects on nature and feelings. You use your observation skills to write what you see in a new, or different way. Follow the rules that are provided.

Ballad Poem
Retells and event in history, in the news, or in your life as a ballad.
Poetry Unit
1. Stanza - a division of a poem consisting of a series of lines arranged together in a usually recurring pattern of meter and rhyme

2. Meter - systematically arranged and measured rhythm in verse: (1): rhythm that continuously repeats a single basic pattern <iambic meter> (2): rhythm characterized by regular recurrence of a systematic arrangement of basic patterns in larger figures

3. Rhyme - Correspondence of terminal sounds of words or of lines of verse. A poem or verse having a regular correspondence of sounds, especially at the ends of lines. Poetry or verse of this kind. A word that corresponds with another in terminal sound, as behold and cold.

4. Consonance - Agreement; harmony; accord. Close correspondence of sounds. The repetition of consonants or of a consonant pattern, especially at the ends of words, as in blank and think or strong and string.
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