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Simile and Metaphor

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Transcript of 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".
Objective:
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?
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.
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".
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:



Mark your answers on your worksheet.
DO NOW:
What is a literal sentence?
What is a figurative sentence?
What is the difference between literal language and figurative language?
Examples:
Exit Slip:
Directions: Write two metaphors and two similes of your own.
1.

2.

3.

4.
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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