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Similes and Metaphors Literary Elements
Simile A comparison using like or as (describing) His feet were as big as boats. Compared? Meaning?
Metaphor A metaphor states that one thing is something else. It is a comparison, but it does NOT use like or as to make the comparison. (describing) Her hair is silk. Compared? Meaning?
Simile or Metaphor???? 1.On a piece of paper, write what each comparison is – simile or metaphor. 2.Write down what is being compared. 3.Think about what is meaning/description is.
Simile or Metaphor???? 1.The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves. simile comparing baby and octopus meaning? 2.As the teacher entered the room, she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!” simile comparing class and three-ring circus meaning?
3.The giant’s steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack. metaphor comparing giant’s steps and thunder meaning? 4.The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day. metaphor comparing pillow and cloud meaning?
Simile or Metaphor???? 5.I feel like a limp dishrag. simile comparing person (I) to limp dishrag meaning? 6.The fluorescent light was the sun during our test. metaphor comparing fluorescent light to sun meaning?
7.The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath. metaphor comparing bar of soap to slippery eel meaning? 8.Those girls are like two peas in a pod. simile comparing girls to peas in a pod meaning?