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Transcript of Simile

a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, especially with the words "like" or "as". ("Simile")
Examples from Literature: Look for the "like" or "as" in the quotes! (Nichol)
Comprehension Check & Resources
“Elderly American ladies leaning on their canes listed toward me like towers of Pisa.” — Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov
“The very mystery of him excited her curiosity like a door that had neither lock nor key.” — Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
“It was Françoise, motionless and erect, framed in the small doorway of the corridor like the statue of a saint in its niche.” — Swann’s Way, by Marcel Proust
“. . . impressions poured in upon her of those two men, and to follow her thought was like following a voice which speaks too quickly to be taken down by one’s pencil . . .” — To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
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Resources Used in This Prezi
"Simile." Dictionary.com. N.p.. Web. 4 Sep 2013. <http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/simile?s=t>.
Nichol, Mark. "20 Great Similes From Literature to Inspire You." Daily Writing Tips. N.p.. Web. 4 Sep 2013. <http://www.dailywritingtips.com/20-great-similes-from-literature-to-inspire-you/>.
Mortini, Donzo. What is a Simile?. 2010. Video. Youtube.comWeb. 4 Sep 2013. <
Lewis, Zac. Similes in Songs. 2011. Video. Youtube.comWeb. 4 Sep 2013. <
“Kate inched over her own thoughts like a measuring worm.” — East of Eden, by John Steinbeck
1. Tell me what a simile is in your own words.
2. Which is a simile, a or b?
a. Tom's smile shone like the sun
b. I like to read.
3. Write three sentences with at least one simile in each.
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