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Similes and Metaphors
Transcript of Similes and Metaphors
by Pauline Oliver
A simile is a direct comparison of two things using the words like or as. Practice: The words like or as set
off the comparison Why? Is your happiness a marshmallow Why? Brings literary imagery to life
Shows rather than tells The dog's fur is as black as midnight. The child I babysat was as bad as the devil. My puppy looked at me with eyes like pieces of dark chocolate. Her fingernails were as sharp as razors! My dog is like a leech the way he's always attached to my side. That baby is cute like a kitten. Last night, I was as busy as a bee. Used to give effect to a statement Inspire interest Create IMPACT in the mind of readers Her eyes are fireflies. Her spirit is a ray of sunshine. Life is a roller coaster of emotions. Failure is a hard rock hitting your face. Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? Baby, you're a firework. Soft, fluffy, pink and light A delicious tasty morsel Sadly...gone in just one bite. Dreams
by Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
They arranged themselves at the window
and counted the steps of the sun,
and they both took root in the carpet
where the topaz tortoises run. Two Sunflowers Move in the Yellow Room
by William Blake
“The Cat and the Fiddle”
Hey diddle diddle,
The Cat and the fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the moon,
The little Dog laughed to see such sport,
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon. Definition Personification Giving human characteristics to non-living things or ideas The stars danced playfully in the moonlit sky The bees played hide and seek with the flowers The tornado ran through town without a care What? “Ah, William, we’re weary of the weather,”
said the sunflowers, shining with dew.
“Our traveling habits have tired us.
Can you give us a room with a view?” What? A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is compared to an object or action. A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, especially something abstract. Time is money. My memory is cloudy. "Smelly Feet"
Your feet smell so bad
Just like Limburger cheese
That I’m holding my nose tight
Between my two knees.