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I am red like a tomato! I am as fast as shooting star. I am as pretty as a beautiful rainbow after a rainy day. More like as ugly as a buck toothed.

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3 I am red like a tomato! I am as fast as shooting star. I am as pretty as a beautiful rainbow after a rainy day. More like as ugly as a buck toothed beaver!

4 Similes A simile is a sentence that compares two unlike things by using the words like or as. I am as fast as shooting star. I am red like a tomato! I am as pretty as a beautiful rainbow after a rainy day. Horse + shooting star = fast elephant + rainbow = pretty bear + tomato = red

5 I am as tall as the highest mountain peak I am ferocious like an angry dog My teeth are razor sharp like the blade of a knife I am as scaly as an iguana I am as old as dirt Who am I? Did you guess correctly?

6 1.Choose the subject of your riddle. 2. Create a web that lists words that describe your subject. 3. For each characteristic think of another thing that has that same quality. 4. Use like or as to compare your subject to the other object. 5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your poem has five lines. 6. The last line of the poem should read Who am I? My subject will be a T-Rex! T-Rex Tall Ferocious Sharp teeth Old Lots of scales scales= iguana Tall= mountain Old= dirt Ferocious= angry dog Sharp teeth= knife I am as tall as the highest mountain peak. Or I am ferocious like an angry dog. I am as tall as the highest mountain peak I am ferocious like an angry dog My teeth are razor sharp like the blade of a knife I am as scaly as an iguana I am as old as dirt Who am I?

7 Note to self no more bean burritos! Man this class is prison! Why Omar, you have been paying attention. You just used a metaphor.

8 Huh, what metaphor? What’s a metaphor? Silly Omar, a metaphor is when you say one thing IS another thing, you compare them. Hint: (Write this down) A metaphor is comparison of two things. Basically you say one thing is another thing.

9 This 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!

10 Try these examples… 1.My grandpa was a hungry horse at Thanksgiving dinner. 2.Coach German is a quick gazelle on the soccer field. 3.Sean is a cute baby bunny as he scoots across the floor. 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. Means grandpa was really hungry. Means German is quick when he plays soccer. Means Sean is cute like a bunny.

11 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. 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. Similes vs. Metaphors Decide 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: _________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________. 12.Write your own metaphor: ______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

12 The energetic sun smiled delightfully in the bright blue sky.

13 In this sentence the sun is being personified. Using what you know about word origins, does part of the word “personified” remind you of another word you know? That’s right! Personified sounds like and looks like the word person. So what does it mean to personify something then?

14 giving human traits (qualities, feelings, action, or characteristics) to non-living objects. Non-Living Object Human quality Personification cloudcrying The clouds cried that day for the loss of her puppy.

15 1. 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 early morning hours. 8. The car engine coughed and sputtered when it started during the blizzard. But what does 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. So there are two ways to look at that sentence. Literally and figuratively. Figuratively: the cloud was crying Literally: it was raining Can you tell me the literal meaning for each of these sentences? What does the author really mean?

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17 Onomatopoeia is when words imitate sound.

18 Who you calling stupid? Not idioT….idiom! You really are not very smart, are you?

19 Idioms… 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!

20 The girls are best friends, they’re two peas in a pod. What do these idioms mean? 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.

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22 Peter Piper picked a peck pickled peppers A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? Can you say these tongue twisters? Betty Botter bought some butter But she said the butter’s bitter If I put in my batter, it will make my batter bitter But a bit of better butter will make my batter better So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter And she put it in her batter and her batter was not bitter ONE MORE!!! How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, If a woodchuck could chuck wood As much wood as a woodchuck could If a woodchuck could chuck wood

23 Alliteration … 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.

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25 Hyperbole… A hyperbole is an extreme exaggeration. For example: This book weighs a ton. –The book does not literally weigh a ton, but the author means the book is really heavy.


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