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2 Similes and Metaphors Poetry Devices

3 Simile A comparison using like or as A comparison using like or as His feet were as big as boats. His feet were as big as boats.

4 Willow and Ginkgo Eve Merriam The willow is like an etching, Fine-lined against the sky. The ginkgo is like a crude sketch, Hardly worthy to be signed. The willows music is like a soprano, Delicate and thin. The ginkgos tune is like a chorus With everyone joining in. The willow is sleek as a velvet-nosed calf; The ginkgo is leathery as an old bull. The willows branches are like silken thread; The ginkgos like stubby rough wool.

5 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. 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. Her hair is silk. Her hair is silk.

6 Simile or Metaphor???? The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves. The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves. As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!" As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!" The giants steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack. The giants steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack. The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day. The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day.

7 Simile or Metaphor???? I feel like a limp dishrag. I feel like a limp dishrag. Those girls are like two peas in a pod. Those girls are like two peas in a pod. The fluorescent light was the sun during our test. The fluorescent light was the sun during our test. No one invites Harold to parties because hes a wet blanket. No one invites Harold to parties because hes a wet blanket. The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dogs bath. The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dogs bath. Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs. Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs.

8 Example Water Water Simile: The water was as clear as glass. Metaphor: The water was a mirror. Racecar Racecar Simile: The racecar was as loud as thunder. Metaphor: The racecar was a flash of lightning going by.

9 Chocolate Make as many similes and metaphors as you can for this word. Make as many similes and metaphors as you can for this word.

10 The Sun Make as many similes and metaphors as you can for this word.

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