2More like as ugly as a buck toothed beaver! I am red like a tomato!More like as ugly as a buck toothed beaver!I am as fast as shooting star.I am as pretty as a beautiful rainbow after a rainy day.
3SimilesA simile is a sentence that compares two unlike things by using the words like or as.I am as fast as shooting star.bear + tomato = redI am red like a tomato!Horse + shooting star = fastI am as pretty as a beautiful rainbow after a rainy day.elephant + rainbow = pretty
4I am as tall as the highest mountain peak I am ferocious like an angry dogMy teeth are razor sharp like the blade of a knifeI am as scaly as an iguanaI am as old as dirtWho am I?Did you guess correctly?
5Creating Your Own Simile Riddle Choose the subject of your riddle.I am as tall as the highest mountain peakI am ferocious like an angry dogMy teeth are razor sharp like the blade of a knifeI am as scaly as an iguanaI am as old as dirtWho am I?My subject will be a T-Rex!2. Create a web that lists words that describe your subject.T-RexTallFerociousSharp teethOldLots of scales3. For each characteristic think of another thing that has that same quality.scales= iguanaTall= mountainOld= dirtFerocious= angry dogSharp teeth= knife4. Use like or as to compare your subject to the other object.I am as tall as the highest mountain peak.OrI am ferocious like an angry dog.5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your poem has five lines.6. The last line of the poem should read Who am I?
6Man this class is prison! Why Omar, you have been paying attention. You just used a metaphor.Man this class is prison!Note to self no more bean burritos!
7Huh, what metaphor? What’s a metaphor? Hint: (Write this down) A metaphor is comparison of two things. Basically you say one thing is another thing.Silly Omar, a metaphor is when you say one thing IS another thing, you compare them.Huh, what metaphor? What’s a metaphor?
8This class is a prison. (remember what Omar said) So the two things are the class and the prison. And you are saying that they are alike. That’s for sure they’re both torture!
9Try these examples…Directions: Copy the sentences. Underline the two objects (or nouns) that are being compared. What is the author trying to say about grandpa, German, and Sean.My grandpa was a hungry horse at Thanksgiving dinner.Coach German is a quick gazelle on the soccer field.Sean is a cute baby bunny as he scoots across the floor.Means grandpa was really hungry.Means German is quick when he plays soccer.Means Sean is cute like a bunny.
10Similes vs. MetaphorsDecide whether each sentence contains a simile or a metaphor. Write the word SIMILE if the sentence contains a simile. Write METAPHOR if the sentence contains a metaphor.1. The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves.2. As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!"3. The giant’s steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack.4. The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day.5. I feel like a limp dishrag.6. Those girls are like two peas in a pod.7. The fluorescent light was the sun during our test.8. No one invites Harold to parties because he’s a wet blanket.9. The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath.10. Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs.11. Write your own simile: _________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.Write your own metaphor: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.Hint # 2: (Write this one down as well) Similes and metaphors both compare two things. But, similes will always use like or as in the sentence.Ooh…ooh! And I know the difference between a simile and a metaphor. They both compare two things. But similes will always have the words like or as in them.
11PersonificationThe energetic sun smiled delightfully in the bright blue sky.
12sun is being personified. The energetic sun smiled delightfully in the bright blue sky.Using what you know about word origins, does part of the word “personified” remind you of another word you know?In this sentence thesun is being personified.That’s right! Personified sounds like and looks like the word person. So what does it mean to personify something then?
13Personification is...giving human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects.The clouds cried that day for the loss of her puppy.cloudcryingNon-Living ObjectHuman qualityPersonification
141. The wind sang her mournful song through the falling leaves. 2. The microwave timer told me it was time to turn my TV dinner.3. The video camera observed the whole scene.4. The strawberries seemed to scream, "Eat me first!"5. The rain kissed my cheeks as it fell.6. The daffodils nodded their yellow heads at the walkers.7. The snow whispered as it fell to the ground during the earlymorning hours.8. The car engine coughed and sputtered when it started during the blizzard.But whatdoes it all mean?When I said the cloud is crying, I didn’t really mean that the cloud was crying, I meant it was raining.Can you tell me the literal meaning for each of these sentences? What does the author really mean?So there are two ways to look at that sentence. Literally and figuratively.Figuratively: the cloud was cryingLiterally: it was raining
16bang zip buzz boom tick-tock gurgle rattle swish slurp crackle woof Onomatopoeia is when words imitate sound.cracklewoofclapmoosizzle
17Not idioT….idiom! You really are not very smart, are you? IdiomsWho you calling stupid?Not idioT….idiom! You really are not very smart, are you?
18Idioms… An idiom is a funny expression in the English language. It does not literally mean what it says, but is silly to exaggerate what the author is trying to say.Yesterday the wind was blowing terribly and it was raining cats and dogs!Doesn’t mean animals are falling from the sky….it just means that it is raining very hard!
19What do these idioms mean? The girls are best friends, they’re two peas in a pod.The girls are very close.She just won the lottery, she is as happy as a clam.She is very happy.My mom yelled at me, “What’s wrong with you? Cat got your tongue?”Means that the person is not talking.
21Can you say these tongue twisters? Peter Piper picked a peck pickled peppersA peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper pickedIf Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppersWhere’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?How much wood would awoodchuck chuck,If a woodchuck could chuck woodAs much wood as awoodchuck couldONE MORE!!!Betty Botter bought some butterBut she said the butter’s bitterIf I put in my batter, it will make my batter bitterBut a bit of better butter will make my batter betterSo she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butterAnd she put it in her batter and her batter was not bitter
22Alliteration… Those tongue twisters are all examples of alliteration. Alliteration means that the sound at the beginning of a word is repeated multiple times.For example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.The “p” sound is repeated in this example.