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Metaphor and Simile

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michelle li

on 15 April 2014

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Transcript of Metaphor and Simile

Time is a thief

time passes quickly

our lives pass us by.

As busy as a bee
uncertainty of life

uncertainty of choosing a chocolate

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.
very busy or active

like a fast-flying, busy bee.
where two unlike things are compared

using the word "like" or "as"
Simile
compare two unlike objects, a figure of speech,


for example using the words is or are.

Metaphor:
Extended Metaphor:

Define Metaphor and Simile
This is a ______ scheme. No way am I going to be part of it.

(A) lily-livered
(B) blood red
(C) hare-brained
(D) greenhorn
Complete this metaphor
My father is a rock.
What does this metaphor suggest?
No one invites Harold to parties because he is a wet blanket.
What does this metaphor suggest?
Come up with a metaphor or simile in your table group
I feel like a limp dishrag.
What does this simile suggest?
Poetry Unit-Metaphor and Simile
By Michelle Li
a metaphor introduced

then further developed throughout
Both similes and metaphors are used in literature to
The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window pane
fog=cat
You're the cream in my coffee
"you" are a unique source of continual pleasure,
He is a couch potato
lazy
always on the couch
make it sound more powerful
I'm on fire!
I'm in the driver's seat
in control, in charge
You're as sweet as honey!
The thing being described

The comparison
Target

Source
Ground

Figure
Tenor

Vehicle
The Writer of this Poem
The writer of this poem
Is taller than a tree
As keen as the North wind
As handsome as can be

As bold as a boxing-glove
As sharp as a nib
As strong as scaffolding
As tricky as a fib

As smooth as a lolly-ice
As quick as a lick
As clean as a chemist-shop
As clever as a tick

The writer of this poem
Never ceases to amaze
He’s one in a million billion
(or so the poem says!)
by Roger McGough
Firework
"Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?"

"Just own the night like the 4th of July"

"Cause, baby, you're a firework"
By Katy Perry
the thing with feathers as hope, because it seems to travel along with her like the Moon shines at night from any place on Earth.

The fragile nature of the bird and the fact it never asks anything of her means hope is independent
and yet in spite of storms rises above as the center of aspiration that she is longing for. Hope is constant in an ever changing world. There is always hope.
She was so still, silent and regal in appearance like the famous Mona Lisa painting. Both are so strong, silent and with an elegant quality.
Extended Simile:

you are constantly getting lucky or successful in a short amount of time
provide a vivid description and clarity of meaning
convey a message without directly saying it
a simile is introduced then further developed throughout
My love is like a red, red rose
the attributes of a rose to a woman: ruddy complexion, velvety skin, and fragrant scent
compared to the allegorical statue on a tomb. The comparison evokes unhappiness, immobility, and gracefulness of posture and dress.
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