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1 Similes and metaphors, baby!

2 Simile : a comparison between two unlike things that have something in common. A simile always uses the words like or as to make a comparison. Examples: It's been a hard day's night, and I've been working like a dog. - The Beatles My heart is like an open highway. - Jon Bon Jovi

3 Metaphor: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that have something in common. The comparison is made without the use of like or as. Examples: He has the heart of a lion. You are the sun in my sky.

4 Simile or Metaphor? Stanley Yelnats was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs as he rode the bus to Camp Green Lake.

5 Simile or Metaphor? Zero was a mole as he dug his five-foot deep hole.

6 Simile or Metaphor? Squid was a wounded animal on the inside even though he taunted Stanley about receiving letters from, and writing to, his mother.

7 Simile or Metaphor? Caveman smelled like a skunk after days of not bathing. Any questions?

8 Simile vs. Metaphor Race ! 3 Teams 3 individuals from each team Passage flashes on screen. You must wait to shout out the answer until the whole passage is read. For example:

9 Love is an experiment. When two hearts join, theres no knowing what the outcome will be.

10 Whoever gets it right first gets a point. Group with the most points at the end wins! Got it?

11 Love is like a garden. Tend it and watch it blossom then lie down in the flowers in the warmth of the sun.

12 Doctors are soldiers: They must face bullets of infection everyday.

13 Love is like an experiment. When two hearts join, theres no knowing what the outcome will be.

14 The con artist managed to draw in the victim like a fish on a hook.

15 The moon rose above the clouds and was like a galleon tossed upon the sea.

16 Her home was a prison

17 Mum had left the air con on so the inside of the car was a refrigerator.

18 His deep booming voice was a steamroller driving his point home.

19 Words are like bullets that are generally accurate in hitting their targets.

20 The rain coming down was like long knitting needles.

21 He's as hairy as a gorilla.

22 My love is like a red, red rose

23 Education is your passport to satisfying employment

24 The thief was caught red-handed Now the last one! …

25 He was like a tornado, blasting his way through the opposing team

26 And the winner is?

27 Similes and metaphors are everywhere!

28 Using sensory images to create similes and metaphors: The shark swam as quickly as a speeding bullet! The sharks teeth were maniacal razors!

29 Using sensory images to create similes and metaphors: Potatoes are like rays of sunshine for my stomach! Potatoes are heaven!

30 Using sensory images to create similes and metaphors: Your turn! Partner up! In one notebook, write both your names and the following: Picture:________________ Metaphor or Simile: 1 for each picture, 3 of each! ____________________ ____________________ Pick your favorite of each to share with the class!

31 Preparation for next class. In your notebooks, write about: A MOMENTOUS EVENT What was the event? What happened? Who was involved? What did you feel? What are at least 10 adjectives you can think of to describe this event?


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