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Similes and Metaphors
Transcript of Similes and Metaphors
What is a simile?
A simile is a figure of speech that uses the words
to compare unlike objects or ideas.
For example: Kyle's feet are big
In this example,
are being compared to
The Meaning Behind the Words
The boy's feet are not actually boats. The sentence simply means that the boy has very big feet. The word boats helps convey this meaning because boats are considered to be big objects.
Simile or Metaphor????
The old woman was blind as a bat.
The toddler was a clinging vine near his mother.
The pregnant women waddled like a duck.
When Anna didn't get her way, she cried
Let's try another one.
What is a metaphor?
A metaphor is a figure a speech that compares two things, but does
use the words "like" or "as." A metaphor states that one thing
In this example,
is being compared to
because babies cry a lot. This doesn't mean, however, that Anna is a baby. It simply means that she is acting like one. Notice that the word
(instead of as) is used this time to help compare Anna and baby.
Let's try some together!
For example: Alex's stomach
a bottomless pit.
In this sentence Alex's stomach is being compared to a bottomless pit.
His stomach isn't literally a bottomless pit, it simply means that he can eat a lot.