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Day 2. Words Unlocked: Day 2 Agenda: Do Now: Find the comparison Cornell Notes: Metaphor & Simile Guided practice: Identify and analyze the metaphors.

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2 Words Unlocked: Day 2 Agenda: Do Now: Find the comparison Cornell Notes: Metaphor & Simile Guided practice: Identify and analyze the metaphors and similes Independent practice: Write your own poem!

3 Do Now Please read the following sentences. 1 st identify what two things are being compared 2 nd explain what the author means by the comparison

4 Todays Objectives SW identify, define, and differentiate between metaphors and similes. create original similes and metaphors.

5 Thoughts to start the day… Why do you think poets might compare 2 things in their poems? What are the different pieces of a poem? Why do authors choose to write poems?

6 Notes: Metaphor and Simile Examples: Life is a mountain. America is a melting pot. Pain is an ocean. What is a metaphor? Comparing a person, place, or thing to another person, place, or thing to show that even through they are different they still have some significant similarity. Usually is a comparison with the word is.

7 Metaphors with LOVE Now: Lets create examples of metaphors with LOVE? Examples of metaphors : Love is __________________________ Love is ___________________________

8 Examples: Life is like a mountain. My pain is as deep as the ocean. Her eyes are like the stars. What is a simile? Comparing two or more nouns (person, place, or thing) using like or as

9 Similes with LOVE Now: Lets create examples of similes with LOVE? Examples of similes : Love is __________________________ Love is ___________________________

10 What is the difference between a metaphor and a simile?

11 Guided Practice Directions: Read the poem Happiness. Identify the similes and metaphors in the poem. Then explain why the comparison was made. Pre-reading questions: What does the word "beacon" mean? What does the word "elusive" mean?

12 What two items are being compared?Why does the author make this comparison? Simile or Metaphor: ____________________ What two items are being compared?Why does the author make this comparison? What two items are being compared?Why does the author make this comparison? Simile or Metaphor: ____________________

13 Try it on your own! Directions: 1.Read the poem Harlem (A Dream Deferred). 2.Identify the similes and metaphors in the poem. 3.Explain why the comparison was made. Pre-reading question: What does the word deferred mean?

14 What two items are being compared?Why does the author make this comparison? Simile or Metaphor: ____________________ What two items are being compared?Why does the author make this comparison? What two items are being compared?Why does the author make this comparison? Simile or Metaphor: ____________________

15 Create your own poem of at least 8 lines, using the metaphors and similes you created about LOVE on the first page. You can add more to the poem, but the focus of this poem is using metaphors and similes. Go back to your notes and start with the similes and metaphors you created on love! The theme of your poem is love. You must use metaphors and similes in your poem. Your poem must be at least 8 lines long. After 10 minutes, we will... SHARE OUT!!

16 Wrap it up! 1. What is a metaphor? 2. What is a simile? 3. What is the main difference between a metaphor and a simile? 4. What is similar between a metaphor and a simile? 5. Why do poets use metaphors and similes?


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