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As Clear as Mud: Similes and Metaphors English Language Arts Eighth Grade.

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1 As Clear as Mud: Similes and Metaphors English Language Arts Eighth Grade

2 Content and Standard Acquisition of Vocabulary Standard: – Students acquire vocabulary through exposure to language- rich situations, such as reading books and other texts and conversing with adults and peers. They use context clues, as well as direct explanations provided by others, to gain new words. They learn to apply word analysis skills to build and extend their own vocabulary. As students progress through the grades, they become more proficient in applying their knowledge of words (origins, parts, relationships, meanings) to acquire specialized vocabulary that aids comprehension. – Benchmark C: Recognize the importance and function of figurative language.

3 Purpose of this Activity The purpose of this activity is to learn the differences between metaphors and similes so that: – You can better understand what youre reading – Create your own – Have better descriptors in your own stories

4 What is a simile? Simile: A comparison of two things that are NOT alike, using like or as Originated: (600 years ago!!) Latin: image, likeness, comparison

5 What is a metaphor? Metaphor: A figure of speech in which a comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common. Does NOT use like or as. Origin: 1525 – 1535, Greek: metaphorá- to transfer or carry across

6 Whats the difference?? Simile Metaphor Like or As Example: Snug as a bug in a rug. Example: Life is a zoo in a jungle – Peter DeVries

7 More Examples!! Simile Slippery as an eel. Life is like a box of chocolates Tough as nails. Quiet as a mouse. Metaphor He is a rock. My love is your drug. Love is a battlefield. The world is a vampire.

8 Question One True or False: The metaphor was first originated around 1350, the Latin root means image, likeness, comparison.

9 Question Two True or False: A metaphor is comparison of two things that are NOT alike using like or as.

10 Question Three What is the title of this presentation? A simile OR A metaphor

11 Summary To help make your writing vivid and exciting use comparisons to help your reader understand what you are talking about. Two types of comparisons are metaphors and similes. A simile is a comparison using like or as, a metaphor is a comparison without using like or as.

12 Now its your turn!!! With a partner develop ONE simile and ONE metaphor. Do not use one we have already used. Try to be original with them. If you get stuck use one that youve heard before. Have fun!!

13 Extra Resources Nordquist, R. (2011). What is a metaphor?. Retrieved from What is a metaphor?. Retrieved from etaphor07.htm Casnig, J. D. (2009). Metaphor examples. Retrieved from pters/examples.htm pters/examples.htm Similes list. (2009). Retrieved from similes-list.htm

14 CORRECT!!! The simile was first originated around 1350 and the Latin root means image, likeness, comparison.

15 CORRECT!!! A metaphor is a comparison of two things that are NOT alike by using like or as

16 CORRECT!!! The statement as clear as mud is a simile.


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