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3 Using metaphors makes your writing INTERESTING and FUN TO READ!

4 METAPHOR A SENTENCE OR PHRASE THAT COMPARES TWO UNLIKE THINGS, IS BY SAYING THAT ONE THING IS SOMETHING ELSE.

5 METAPHORS LETS CREATE METAPHORS!

6 My mom gets really angry when I dont clean my room. To create a metaphor, we must first think about things the mom can be compared to. What other things are angry? Read this sentence:

7 my dad my teacher things that are angry are angry my friend my coach BAD COMPARISONS -Not everyone can relate to them. -They are not what most people will think of when they hear the word angry. -They dont provide vivid mental pictures of things that are angry. My mom gets really angry when I dont clean my room.

8 a beast a bear things that are angry are angry a raging bull BETTER COMPARISONS -Most everyone can relate to them. -They provide vivid mental pictures of things that are angry. -They are very different from a mom.

9 My mom gets really angry when I dont clean my room. a beast a bear things that things that are angry are angry a raging bull USE IS. DO NOT USE LIKE OR AS.

10 My mom gets really angry when I dont clean my room. My mom is a beast when I dont clean my room.

11 a beast a bear things that are angry are angry a raging bull My mom gets really angry when I dont clean my room. USE IS. DO NOT USE LIKE OR AS.

12 My mom is a bear when I dont clean my room. My mom gets really angry when I dont clean my room.

13 a beast a bear things that are angry are angry a raging bull My mom gets really angry when I dont clean my room. USE IS. DO NOT USE LIKE OR AS.

14 My mom is a raging bull when I dont clean my room. My mom gets really angry when I dont clean my room.

15 METAPHOR A SENTENCE OR PHRASE THAT COMPARES TWO UNLIKE THINGS, IS BY SAYING THAT ONE THING IS SOMETHING ELSE.

16 Lets use IS to create more metaphors!

17 My friend knows everything when it comes to solving math problems! To create a metaphor, we must first think about things the friend can be compared to. What other kinds of people can figure out math problems? What kinds of things can be used to solve math problems? Read this sentence:

18 my mom my sister people/things that are good that are good in math in math my uncle a workbook BAD COMPARISONS -Not everyone can relate to them. -They are not what most people will think of when they think of things that are good in math. -They dont provide vivid mental pictures of things that are good in math or things that can be used to solve math problems. My friend knows everything when it comes to solving math problems!

19 a mathematician a genius people/things that are good that are good in math in math a calculator BETTER COMPARISONS -Most everyone can relate to them. -They provide vivid mental pictures of people that are good in math or things that can be used to solve math problems. My friend knows everything when it comes to solving math problems!

20 a mathematician a genius people/things people/things that are good that are good in math in math a calculator My friend knows everything when it comes to solving math problems! USE IS. DO NOT USE LIKE OR AS.

21 My friend is a mathematician when it comes to solving math problems. My friend knows everything when it comes to solving math problems!

22 a mathematician a genius people/things people/things that are good that are good in math in math a calculator My friend knows everything when it comes to solving math problems! USE IS. DO NOT USE LIKE OR AS.

23 My friend is a genius when it comes to solving math problems. My friend knows everything when it comes to solving math problems!

24 a mathematician a genius people/things people/things that are good that are good in math in math a calculator My friend knows everything when it comes to solving math problems! USE IS. DO NOT USE LIKE OR AS.

25 My friend is a calculator when it comes to solving math problems. My friend knows everything when it comes to solving math problems!

26 METAPHOR A SENTENCE OR PHRASE THAT COMPARES TWO UNLIKE THINGS, IS BY SAYING THAT ONE THING IS SOMETHING ELSE.

27 My brothers bedroom is so messy. To create a metaphor, we must first think about things the bedroom can be compared to. What other things are messy? Read this sentence:

28 my hair my backyard things that are messy are messy my desk my closet BAD COMPARISONS -They are not what most people will think of when they hear the word messy. -They dont provide vivid mental pictures of things that are messy. My brothers bedroom is so messy.

29 a pig pen a junkyard things that are messy are messy a garbage can BETTER COMPARISONS -Most everyone can relate to them. -They provide vivid mental pictures of things that are messy. My brothers bedroom is so messy.

30 a junkyard a pig pen things that are messy are messy a garbage can My brothers room is so messy. USE IS. DO NOT USE LIKE OR AS.

31 My brothers room is so messy. My brothers room is a junkyard.

32 a junkyard a pig pen things that are messy are messy a garbage can My brothers room is so messy. USE IS. DO NOT USE LIKE OR AS.

33 My brothers room is so messy. My brothers room is a pig pen.

34 a junkyard a pig pen things that are messy are messy a garbage can My brothers room is so messy. USE IS. DO NOT USE LIKE OR AS.

35 My brothers room is so messy. My brothers room is a garbage can.

36 METAPHOR A SENTENCE OR PHRASE THAT COMPARES TWO UNLIKE THINGS, IS BY SAYING THAT ONE THING IS SOMETHING ELSE.

37 METAPHORS My mom is a beast when I dont clean my room. My friend is a calculator when it comes to solving math problems. My brothers room is a pigpen.

38 HELPFUL TIP: Its a good idea to add a sentence before or after your metaphor to make the meaning more clear to the reader.

39 Adding sentences: My mom is a beast when I dont clean my room. Her face turns red with anger, and she starts yelling really loudly. My friend can add and subtract faster than anyone in our class. She is a calculator when it comes to solving math problems. My brothers room is a pigpen. There are stinky socks and toys all over the place.

40 Now its YOUR turn to practice with metaphors!

41 My cousin loves carrots! He eats them with every meal. My cousin is a rabbit! He eats carrots with every meal. Create a metaphor using ISto compare these 2 unlike things The extra sentence helps make the meaning of the metaphor more clear.

42 The boy likes to climb trees and swing from the branches. He plays in the trees all day long. The boy likes to climb trees and swing from the branches. He is a monkey! Create a metaphor using ISto compare these 2 unlike things The extra sentence helps make the meaning of the metaphor more clear.

43 Janet can finish ten books in one day. She loves to read! Janet can finish ten books in one day. She is a bookworm! Create a metaphor using ISto compare these 2 unlike things The extra sentence helps make the meaning of the metaphor more clear.

44 That room was really cold! I was shivering, and my teeth were chattering! That room was a refrigerator! I was shivering, and my teeth were chattering! Create a metaphor using ISto compare these 2 unlike things The extra sentence helps make the meaning of the metaphor more clear.

45 Joe makes me laugh a lot! Everyone who knows him loves his goofy jokes. Joe is a clown! Everyone who knows him loves his goofy jokes. Create a metaphor using ISto compare these 2 unlike things The extra sentence helps make the meaning of the metaphor more clear.

46 Marys front yard is a forest! There is a beech tree, an oak tree, and an elm tree. Marys front yard has so many trees! There is a beech tree, an oak tree, and an elm tree. Create a metaphor using ISto compare these 2 unlike things The extra sentence helps make the meaning of the metaphor more clear.

47 More practice with metaphors!

48 The man is being compared to a tree because: A. The man and the tree both have leaves. B. The man and the tree are both in the house. C. The man and the tree are both tall. D. The man and the tree are both strong. Wow! That man is a tree! I bet he can easily touch the ceiling! Read the metaphor:

49 The bedroom is being compared to a jail cell because: A. They both have bars on the windows and doors. B. Anna was not allowed to leave her room. C. They are both small rooms. D. There is someone guarding the door. After lying to her mother, Anna was grounded for two weeks. Her bedroom was a jail cell. Read the metaphor:

50 John is being compared to a pig because: A. John is a messy eater. B. John makes pig noises while he eats. C. Pigs also love to eat spaghetti. D. Pigs get food all over peoples clothes. John is a real pig when he eats spaghetti. He always slurps his noodles and gets sauce all over his shirt. Read the metaphor:

51 The mother is being compared to an ATM because: A. The mother works at the bank. B. The mother has buttons. C. The mother loves video games. D. The mother gives him money. My mother buys me any video game I want. She is an ATM! Read the metaphor:

52 A SENTENCE OR PHRASE THAT COMPARES TWO UNLIKE THINGS, IS BY SAYING THAT ONE THING IS SOMETHING ELSE. METAPHOR

53 Now its YOUR turn! Take out a pencil and a piece of paper…

54 Directions: Directions: Choose a word from the word bank to complete each metaphor below. 1. My dad sleeps all day long. He is a_________. 2. The man was so sneaky. He is a_________. 3. She is a _________ when she sings. Her voice is so beautiful! 4. That cat is a_______. He moves so fast! 5. The candy was a ________. I almost broke my tooth when I bit into it. 6. Brian never gets in trouble. He is an_____________. 7. Sue is a__________. Shes the best swimmer I know! WORD BANK angel rock snake hibernating bear fish bolt of lightning bird

55 Now, Now, come up with your own metaphors to enhance the sentences below. (Remember, do not use like or as) 1. The soap was a/an_________. It kept slipping out of my hands. 2. The classroom of students was a/an_________. No matter what the teacher did, they would not behave. 3. Monica is such a/an _________. She hates to share and cries when she doesnt get her way! 4. The garden was a/an_______. There were flowers of every color! 5. The teacher was a/an ________. He was so strict and mean that no one dared to talk. 6. The diamond was a/an_________. It sparkled like nothing Id ever seen! 7. She is a/an________. No one can change her stubborn mind. metaphors

56 A SENTENCE OR PHRASE THAT COMPARES TWO UNLIKE THINGS, IS BY SAYING THAT ONE THING IS SOMETHING ELSE. METAPHOR


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