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

4 SIMILE A TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE THAT USES LIKE OR AS TO COMPARE TWO UNLIKE THINGS

5 SIMILES LET’S CREATE SIMILES!

6 The boy is hungry. To create a simile, we must first think about things the boy can be compared to. What other things are hungry? Read this sentence:

7 The boy is hungry. my dad my baby sister things that are hungry are hungry my cat my cousin BAD COMPARISONS -Not everyone can relate to them -They are not what most people will think of when they hear the word “hungry” -They don’t provide vivid mental pictures of things that are hungry -Dad, sister, and cousin are too similar to a boy

8 The boy is hungry. a bear a starving dog things that are hungry are hungry a wolf a shark BETTER COMPARISONS -Most everyone can relate to them -They provide vivid mental pictures of things that are hungry -They are very different from a boy

9 The boy is hungry. a bear a starving dog things that are hungry a wolf a shark The boy is as hungry as a bear. USE “AS”

10 The boy is as hungry as a starving dog. a bear starving dog things that are hungry a wolf a shark The boy is hungry. USE “AS”

11 The boy is as hungry as a wolf. a bear a starving dog things that are hungry a wolf a shark The boy is hungry. USE “AS”

12 The boy is as hungry as a shark. a bear a starving dog a wolf things that are hungry a shark The boy is hungry. USE “AS”

13 SIMILE A TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE THAT USES LIKE OR AS TO COMPARE TWO UNLIKE THINGS

14 Let’s use “AS” to create more similes!

15 The day was hot! To create a simile, we must first think about things the day can be compared to. What other things are hot? Read this sentence:

16 The day was hot! my bedroom water things that are hot are hot a hamburger my dad’s car BAD COMPARISONS -Not everyone can relate to some of them -They are not what most people will think of when they hear the word “hot” -They don’t provide vivid mental pictures of things that are hot

17 The day was hot! a frying pan the sun things that are hot are hot an oven a raging fire BETTER COMPARISONS -Most everyone can relate to them -They provide vivid mental pictures of things that are hot

18 The day was hot! a frying pan the sun things that are hot an oven a raging fire The day was as hot as a frying pan! USE “AS”

19 frying pan the sun things that are hot an oven a raging fire The day was as hot as the sun! The day was hot! USE “AS”

20 frying pan the sun things that are hot an oven a raging fire The day was as hot as an oven. The day was hot! USE “AS”

21 frying pan the sun things that an oven are hot a raging fire The day was as hot as a raging fire! The day was hot! USE “AS”

22 SIMILE A TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE THAT USES LIKE OR AS TO COMPARE TWO UNLIKE THINGS

23 Now let’s use “LIKE” to create similes!

24 The mashed potatoes were cold. To create a simile, we must first think about things the mashed potatoes can be compared to. What other things are cold? Read this sentence:

25 The mashed potatoes were cold. a table my ears things that are cold are cold a rock a book BAD COMPARISONS -They are not what most people will think of when they hear the word “cold” -They don’t provide vivid mental pictures of things that are cold

26 a scoop of ice cream a snowball things that are cold are cold a freezer an ice cube BETTER COMPARISONS -Most everyone can relate to them -They provide vivid mental pictures of things that are cold The mashed potatoes were cold.

27 a snowball a scoop of ice cream things that are cold a freezer an ice cube The mashed potatoes were cold. The mashed potatoes were cold like a snowball. USE “LIKE”

28 a snowball a scoop of ice cream things that are cold a freezer an ice cube The mashed potatoes were cold. The mashed potatoes were cold like a scoop of ice cream. USE “LIKE”

29 a scoop of a snowball ice cream things that are cold a freezer an ice cube The mashed potatoes were cold. The mashed potatoes were cold like a freezer. USE “LIKE”

30 a snowball a scoop of ice cream things that are cold a freezer an ice cube The mashed potatoes were cold. The mashed potatoes were cold like an ice cube. USE “LIKE”

31 SIMILE A TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE THAT USES LIKE OR AS TO COMPARE TWO UNLIKE THINGS

32 Create a simile using “LIKE” or “AS” to compare these 2 unlike things The princess is pretty. The princess is as pretty as a rose. The princess is pretty like a rose. USE “AS”: USE “LIKE”:

33 The boy was as funny as a clown. The boy was funny. USE “AS”: USE “LIKE”: The boy was funny like a clown. Create a simile using “LIKE” or “AS” to compare these 2 unlike things

34 The candy was hard. The candy was as hard as a rock. The candy was hard like a rock. USE “AS”: USE “LIKE”: Create a simile using “LIKE” or “AS” to compare these 2 unlike things

35 That man is as tall as a tree. That man is tall like a tree. That man is tall. USE “AS”: USE “LIKE”: Create a simile using “LIKE” or “AS” to compare these 2 unlike things

36 The naughty boy was as sneaky as a fox. The naughty boy was sneaky like a fox. The naughty boy was sneaky. USE “AS”: USE “LIKE”: Create a simile using “LIKE” or “AS” to compare these 2 unlike things

37 The pearl necklace was as white as snow. The pearl necklace was white like snow. The pearl necklace was white. USE “AS”: USE “LIKE”: Create a simile using “LIKE” or “AS” to compare these 2 unlike things

38 Now it’s YOUR turn!

39 Directions: Directions: Rewrite each of the following sentences as a simile using “LIKE” or “AS”. 1.The dog is walking slowly. 2.My hair is black. 3.Her mom was angry. 4.His cat is skinny. 5.That butterfly is colorful. 6. The back tire was flat. 7. Her skin is soft. 8.She swims fast.

40 SIMILE A TYPE OF FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE THAT USES LIKE OR AS TO COMPARE TWO UNLIKE THINGS


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