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Similes and Metaphors

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Patricia Sunseri

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of Similes and Metaphors

Similies and Metaphors 22. Simile compares two things using like or as As alike as two peas in a pod.

He slithers like a snake.

He runs like a cheetah.

She is as cunning as a fox. 23. metaphor: compares two unlike things without using like or as Life is a rollercoaster.

Her voice was music to his ears.

Life is a highway.

"A Dream Deferred"
by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?
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