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Title: Similes & Metaphors


1
Similes Metaphors
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  • Figurative language is used when a writer
    describes something using comparisons that go
    beyond literal meaning. The words mean more than
    what they say on the surface. This gives the
    writing a fresh look at a common subject.
    Figurative language is not meant to be
    interpreted in a word by word sense. The objects
    that are being compared are different in enough
    ways so that their similarities, when pointed
    out, are interesting, unique and/or surprising.
    Figurative language is used in poetry and
    fiction, as well as in everyday speech.

3
Similes 
  • A simile is a comparison between two unlike
    things that have something in common. A simile
    always uses the words like or as to make a
    comparison.

4
Similes 
  • Examples
  • It's been a hard day's night, and I've been
    working like a dog. - The Beatles
  • My heart is like an open highway. - Jon Bon Jovi
  • like two peas in a pod
  • like Christmas in summer
  • snow was like a blanket
  • my love is like a red, red rose
  • deer ran like the wind

5
Similes
  • More Examples
  • as hungry as a bear
  • as nutty as a fruitcake
  • as quick as lightning
  • as slippery as an eel
  • as solid as a rock
  • as stubborn as a mule
  • as sturdy as an oak

6
Metaphors
  • A metaphor is a figure of speech comparing two
    unlike things that have something in common. The
    comparison is made without the use of like or as.

7
Metaphors
  • Examples
  • Patty was a raging tiger when she lost her lunch
    money.
  • During the night the forest was a dark,
    frightening battlefield.
  • A heart of stone (from Rebecca)
  • He has the heart of a lion.
  • You are the sun in my sky.
  • You are the light in my life.
  • She is my East and my West, my compass.

8
Metaphors
  • More Examples
  • Life is a mere dream, a fleeting shadow on a
    cloudy day.
  • Love is a lemon - either bitter of sweet. (from
    Scott)
  • Drowning in the sea
  • Jumping for joy
  • Rolling in dough
  • Apple of my eye
  • It is raining cats and dogs.
  • Love is a fragile flower opening to the warmth of
    spring.

9
Brain Pop
  • http//www.brainpop.com/english/writing/similesand
    metaphors/

10
Simile or Metaphor
  • Stanley Yelnats was as nervous as a cat with a
    long tail in a room full of rocking chairs as he
    rode the bus to Camp Green Lake.

11
Simile
12
Simile or Metaphor
  • Zero was a mole as he dug his five-foot deep hole.

13
Metaphor
14
Simile or Metaphor
  • X-Ray was misnamed for he was really as blind as
    a bat.

15
Simile
16
Simile or Metaphor
  • Squid was a wounded animal on the inside even
    though he taunted Stanley about receiving letters
    from, and writing to, his mother.

17
Metaphor
18
Simile or Metaphor
  • Magnets fingers were sticky jam as he stole Mr.
    Sir's sunflower seeds.

19
Metaphor
20
Simile or Metaphor
  • Caveman smelled like a skunk after days of not
    bathing.

21
Simile
22
Simile or Metaphor
  • Zigzag had a heart of stone when he would not
    apologize to Stanley after hitting him in the
    head with a shovel.

23
Metaphor
24
Simile or Metaphor
  • The Warden's nails were deadly weapons after she
    painted them with rattlesnake venom.

25
Metaphor
26
Simile or Metaphor
  • Kate Barlow was as gentle as a lamb, while
    Kissin' Kate was as tough as nails.

27
Simile
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Practice
  • Number your paper from 1 to 10. For each of the
    following determine if the sentence contains a
    simile or metaphor. Write your answer on your
    paper.

29
Simile or Metaphor
  • 1. Sam's medicinal remedies made from onions
    were pure gold to the people of Green Lake.

30
Simile or Metaphor
  • 2. Charles Walker thought he was a tycoon since
    his family was the richest in Green Lake.

31
Simile or Metaphor
  • 3. Elya Yelnats' luck was poisoned meat that he
    passed down for generations to his family.

32
Simile or Metaphor
  • 4. Madame Zeroni's rage was a curse after Elya
    broke his promise to carry her to the top of a
    mountain.

33
Simile or Metaphor
  • 5. Stanley Yelnats I was as happy as a rat with
    a gold tooth when he reached the summit of top of
    the thumb shaped mountain.

34
Simile or Metaphor
  • 6. Mr. Sir was meaner than Oscar the Grouch when
    he had to replace smoking with eating sunflower
    seeds.

35
Simile or Metaphor
  • 7. Mr. Pendanski's mean streak was as sure as
    death and taxes.

36
Simile or Metaphor
  • 8. Clyde Livingston's foot odor was as deadly as
    a revolver.

37
Simile or Metaphor
  • 9. Derrick Dunne was as mean as a bull
    approaching a matador.

38
Simile or Metaphor
  • 10. Mrs. Yelnats was as worried as a surrounded
    bank robber.

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More Practice
  • Go to page 36 in your student packet for Holes.
    Complete the written practice.
  • Write simile or metaphor to show which poetic
    device is being used in each item.
  • Then return to this PowerPoint.

40
Listen to the song "Longer" by Dan Fogelberg. Can
you find any similes or metaphors in this song?
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"Longer" by Dan Fogelberg.
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  • On the next slide you will see that U2 sang a
    similar song in the late 80s.
  • Does the song use metaphors or similes?

43
Listen to Hawkmoon 269 by U2. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
44
Listen to The River by Garth Brooks. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
45
The River by Garth Brooks. similes in yellow -
metaphors in green
46
Listen to Daniel Boone Theme Song. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
47
Listen to Daniel Boone Theme Song. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
48
Listen to It's Not Easy Being Green. Highlight
similes in yellow and metaphors in green.
49
Listen to It's Not Easy Being Green. similes
yellow - metaphors green
50
Listen to Like a Rock by Bob Seger. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
51
Like a Rock by Bob Seger. similes in yellow -
metaphors in green
52
Listen to The Way You Do the Things You Do by
The Temptations. Highlight similes in yellow and 
metaphors in green.
53
The Way You Do the Things You Do by The
Temptations similes yellow -  metaphors green
54
Listen to Im Already There by Lonestar.
Highlight similes in yellow and  metaphors in
green.
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Im Already There by Lonestarsimiles yellow - 
metaphors in green
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Listen to The Rose by Lee Ann Rimes. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
57
The Rose by Lee Ann Rimessimiles yellow - 
metaphors green
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