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Similes & Metaphors

Similes & Metaphors

Jennifer Suh

on 3 October 2015

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Transcript of Similes & Metaphors

A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as."
Similes & Metaphors
His eyes were saucers when he heard the news.
He's a pig when it comes to food.
Her head was a spinning top after she was hit.
When Romeo stands beneath Juliet's balcony, he says:
...What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun
Her home was a prison to her.
"And the music of the pearl drifted to a whisper and disappeared."
Page: 90
Examples in "The Pearl"
"He was an animal now, for hiding,for attacking, and he lived only to preserve himself and his family."
Page: 62
Metaphors in "The Highwayman":
Her home was a
prison to her.
A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using "like" or "as."
Her eyes twinkled like an ocean of stars.
He knew these roads like he
knew the back of his hand.
Her skin was as white as snow.
"O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry:

Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun;
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it ware ten thousand mile. "

-Robert Burns
My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose:
(Simile Poem)
Examples In "The Pearl"

"She peered like an owl from the hole in the mountain." pg:110

"The little tree frogs that lived near the stream twittered like birds." pg: 111
"With clumsy, concrete hands he clawed for his rifle, found it, found his helmet."
-Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?

"The cloud of fear scattered from his mind and he laughed."
-The Sniper
"He was slowly falling forward, as if in a dream."
-The Sniper
"They named him William Armstrong, which was like tying a big tail on a small kite."
-The Scarlet Ibis
Examples of Metaphors
Examples of Similes
*The End*
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32373682187@N01/92435251
Examples from the Literature Book
The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding--
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.
- Alfred Noyes
Examples from the Literature Book
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