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Professor Pen Playing with Words Believe it or not, you use metaphors and similes every day of your life! Some words are metaphors all by themselves. She was a bright student. We all know that bright refers to light. But in this sentence we are comparing intelligence to light. Its a metaphor!
Professor Pen More metaphors…. u The crowd was an angry beast. u She was the sunshine. u He was a tornado of activity u Silence is golden u My memory is foggy.
Professor Pen SimileSimile u While a metaphor directly states that something is something else, a simile compares things using as or like He was as quick as a rabbit!
Professor Pen Quick as a Wink u Lots of cliches are similes. They are fun to use, but dont overuse them in your writing! u Even if you are busy as a beaver, its not as cute as a button or as American as apple pie to overuse cliches. It should be as plain as the nose on your face!
Professor Pen Sing like a bird! u Many popular songs use similes and metaphors. Can you think of some examples?
Professor Pen Song Similes u...like two sparrows in a hurricane u …as cold as ice u...like a rolling stone u...whose fleece was white as snow u...like a bird up in the sky u …like a bird in a cage
Professor Pen Try Your Own! u Heres a fun activity! – –Re-write your favorite fairy tale using similes and metaphors to make the story more interesting. Use at least 5 different similes and metaphors. – –Remember a simile uses like or as, a metaphor doesnt. n n She is a pig (metaphor) n n She eats like a pig (simile) Click to go back to first slide