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Simile and Metaphor Greg Stryk Cam Rodrigues Brent Pizzamiglio
The More You Know ●What are the main components of a simile and a metaphor o What separates the two ●Tenor - the literal aspect/what holds the meaning ●Vehicle - what conveys the comparison
Simile ●The comparison of two things joined together using like or as o His beard was soft as the gentle caress of a lady. Tenor - Beard Vehicle - Gentle caress o Billowing in the breeze, his beard was like a willow tree in early spring Tenor - Beard Vehicle - Willow tree
Metaphor ●A comparison between two things without the use of like or as o His beard was a forest of mystery, a vault from which no secret could escape. Tenor - Beard Vehicle - Forest, vault o His beard had become a black hole, light failed to escape its thick entanglement Tenor - Beard Vehicle - Black hole
Extended Metaphor A long and multipart Metaphor ● Trope - the use of figurative language following a specific theme ●Ex: If bigger is better, than perfect is his beard. Niagara falls dreams to fall as long, the great wall wishes it was as mighty. More golden than any golden age, stronger than any oak but never to fall. o Trope - greatness of his beard.
Epic Simile ●An elongated simile developed over several lines of the verse o Used commonly throughout epic poems such as The Odyssey and The Iliad o Also referred to as a Homeric Simile