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Title: Similes


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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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Simile
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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.

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

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

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Simile
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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Listen to the song "Longer" by Dan Fogelberg. Can
you find any similes or metaphors in this song?
Longer than there've been fishes in the oceanHigher than any bird ever flewLonger than there've been stars up in the heavensI've been in love with you.Stronger than any mountain cathedralTruer than any tree ever grewDeeper than any forest primevalI am in love with you.I'll bring fire in the wintersYou'll send showers in the springsWe'll fly through the falls and summersWith love on our wings.Through the years as the fire starts to mellowBurning lines in the book of our livesThough the binding cracks and the pages start to yellowIll be in love with you.
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"Longer" by Dan Fogelberg.
Longer than there've been fishes in the oceanHigher than any bird ever flewLonger than there've been stars up in the heavensI've been in love with you.Stronger than any mountain cathedralTruer than any tree ever grewDeeper than any forest primevalI am in love with you.I'll bring fire in the wintersYou'll send showers in the springsWe'll fly through the falls and summersWith love on our wings.Through the years as the fire starts to mellowBurning lines in the book of our livesThough the binding cracks and the pages start to yellow (understood that this is aging) Ill be in love with you.
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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?

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Listen to Hawkmoon 269 by U2. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
Like a desert needs rain Like a town needs a name I need your love Like a drifter needs a room Hawkmoon I need your love RepeatLike a rhythm unbroken Like drums in the night Like sweet soul music Like sunlight I need your love Like coming home And you don't know where you've been Like black coffee Like nicotine I need your love (I need your love) RepeatWhen the night has no end And the day yet to begin As the room spins around I need your love (Repeat)Like a Phoenix rising needs a holy tree Like the sweet revenge of a bitter enemy I need your love Like the hot needs the sun Like honey on her tongue Like the muzzle of a gun Like oxygen Like the hot needs the sun Like honey on her tongue Like the muzzle of a gun Like oxygen I need your love (I need your love) (Repeat)When the night has no end And the day yet to begin As the room spins around I need your love I need your love... Repeat 9 times Like thunder needs rain Like a preacher needs pain Like tongues of flame Like a sheet stained I need your love Repeat Like a needle in a vein Like someone to blame Like a thought unchained Like a runaway train I need your love I need your love... Repeat 7 times Like faith needs a doubt Like a freeway out I need your love Like powder needs a spark Like lies need the dark I need your love In the heart of the heat of the love In the heart of the heat of the love...
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Listen to The River by Garth Brooks. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
You know a dream is like a river, ever changing as it flows. And a dreamer's just a vessel that must follow where it goes. Trying to learn from what's behind you and never knowing what's in storemakes each day a constant battle just to stay between the shores.          And I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry.        Like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky.        I'll never reach my destination if I never try,        So I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry.Too many times we stand aside and let the water slip away.To what we put off 'til tomorrow has now become today.So don't you sit upon the shore and say you're satisfied.Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tides.        -Chorus-There's bound to be rough waters, and I know I'll take some falls.With the good Lord as my captain, I can make it through them all.         -Chorus-
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The River by Garth Brooks. similes in yellow -
metaphors in green
You know a dream is like a river, ever changing as it flows. And a dreamer's just a vessel that must follow where it goes. Trying to learn from what's behind you and never knowing what's in storemakes each day a constant battle just to stay between the shores.          And I will sail my vessel (understood live my dream) 'til the river runs dry.        Like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky.        I'll never reach my destination if I never try,        So I will sail my vessel 'til the river runs dry.Too many times we stand aside and let the water slip away.To what we put off 'til tomorrow has now become today.So don't you sit upon the shore (understood be a bystander) and say you're satisfied.Choose to chance the rapids (understood - taking chances) and dare to dance the tides (understood live life).        -Chorus-There's bound to be rough waters, and I know I'll take some falls.With the good Lord as my captain, I can make it through them all.         -Chorus-
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Listen to Daniel Boone Theme Song. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
Daniel Boone was a man. Yes. a big man. With an eye like an eagle and as tall as a mountain was he. Daniel Boone was a man. Yes, a big man. He was brave he was fearless and as tough as a mighty oak tree. From the coonskin cap on the top of ol Dan to the heel of his rawhide shoe The rippin'est roarin'est fightin'est man the frontier ever knew. Daniel Boone was a man. Yes a big man. And he fought for America to make all Americans free. What a Boone. What a wonder. What a dream comer truer was he.
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Listen to Daniel Boone Theme Song. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
Daniel Boone was a man. Yes, a big man. With an eye like an eagle and as tall as a mountain was he. Daniel Boone was a man. Yes, a big man. He was brave he was fearless and as tough as a mighty oak tree. From the coonskin cap on the top of ol Dan to the heel of his rawhide shoe The rippin'est roarin'est fightin'est man the frontier ever knew. Daniel Boone was a man. Yes a big man. And he fought for America to make all Americans free. What a Boone. What a wonder. What a dream comer truer was he.
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Listen to It's Not Easy Being Green. Highlight
similes in yellow and metaphors in green.
It's not that easy bein' green Having to spend each day the color of the leaves. When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold- or something much more colorful like that.It's not easy bein' green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things. And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water- or stars in the sky. But green's the color of Spring.And green can be cool and friendly-like. And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree. When green is all there is to be It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why? Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful! And I think it's what I want to be.
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Listen to It's Not Easy Being Green. similes
yellow - metaphors green
It's not that easy bein' green Having to spend each day the color of the leaves. When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold- or something much more colorful like that. It's not easy bein' green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things. And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water- or stars in the sky. But green's the color of Spring.And green can be cool and friendly-like. And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree. When green is all there is to be It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why? Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful! And I think it's what I want to be.
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Listen to Like a Rock by Bob Seger. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
Stood there boldlySweatin in the sunFelt like a millionFelt like number oneThe height of summerId never felt that strongLike a rockI was eighteenDidnt have a careWorking for peanutsNot a dime to spareBut I was lean andSolid everywhereLike a rockMy hands were steadyMy eyes were clear and brightMy walk had purposeMy steps were quick and lightAnd I held firmlyTo what I felt was rightLike a rockLike a rock, I was strong as I could beLike a rock, nothin ever got to meLike a rock, I was something to seeLike a rock And I stood arrow straightUnencumbered by the weightOf all these hustlers and their schemesI stood proud, I stood tallHigh above it allI still believed in my dreamsTwenty years nowWhered they go? Twenty yearsI dont knowSit and I wonder sometimesWhere theyve goneAnd sometimes late at nightWhen Im bathed in the firelightThe moon comes callin a ghostly whiteAnd I recallRecallLike a rock. standin arrow straightLike a rock, chargin from the gateLike a rock, carryin the weightLike a rockLike a rock, the sun upon my skinLike a rock, hard against the windLike a rock, I see myself againLike a rock
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Like a Rock by Bob Seger. similes in yellow -
metaphors in green
Stood there boldlySweatin in the sunFelt like a millionFelt like number oneThe height of summerId never felt that strongLike a rockI was eighteenDidnt have a careWorking for peanutsNot a dime to spareBut I was lean andSolid everywhereLike a rockMy hands were steadyMy eyes were clear and brightMy walk had purposeMy steps were quick and lightAnd I held firmlyTo what I felt was rightLike a rockLike a rock, I was strong as I could beLike a rock, nothin ever got to meLike a rock, I was something to seeLike a rock And I stood arrow straightUnencumbered by the weightOf all these hustlers and their schemesI stood proud, I stood tallHigh above it allI still believed in my dreamsTwenty years nowWhered they go? Twenty yearsI dont knowSit and I wonder sometimesWhere theyve goneAnd sometimes late at nightWhen Im bathed in the firelightThe moon comes callin a ghostly whiteAnd I recallRecall Like a rock. standin arrow straight Like a rock, chargin from the gate Like a rock, carryin the weight Like a rock Like a rock, the sun upon my skin Like a rock, hard against the wind Like a rock, I see myself again Like a rock
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Listen to The Way You Do the Things You Do by
The Temptations. Highlight similes in yellow and 
metaphors in green.
You got a smile so brightYou know you could have been a candleI'm holding you so tightYou know you could have been a handleThe way you swept me off my feetYou know you could have been a broomThe way you smell so sweetYou know you could have been some perfumeWell you could have been anything that you want toAnd I can tellThe way you do the things you do As pretty as you areYou know you could have been a flowerYour good looks was a minuteYou know that you could have been an hourThe way you stole my heartYou know you could have been a cuckooAnd baby you're so smartYou know you could have been a schoolbookWell you could have been anything that you want toAnd I can tellThe way you do the things you do You make my life so richYou know you should have been some moneyBaby you're so sweetYou know you should have been some honeyWell you could have been anything that you want toAnd I can tellThe way you do the things you doYou're really sweep me off my feetYou make my life completeYou make my life so brightYou make me feel alright
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The Way You Do the Things You Do by The
Temptations similes yellow -  metaphors green
You got a smile so brightYou know you could have been a candleI'm holding you so tightYou know you could have been a handleThe way you swept me off my feetYou know you could have been a broomThe way you smell so sweetYou know you could have been some perfumeWell, you could have been anything that you want toAnd I can tellThe way you do the things you do As pretty as you areYou know you could have been a flowerYour good looks was a minuteYou know that you could have been an hourThe way you stole my heartYou know you could have been a cuckooAnd baby you're so smartYou know you could have been a schoolbookWell you could have been anything that you want toAnd I can tellThe way you do the things you do You make my life so richYou know you should have been some moneyBaby you're so sweetYou know you should have been some honeyWell you could have been anything that you want toAnd I can tellThe way you do the things you doYou're really sweep me off my feetYou make my life completeYou make my life so brightYou make me feel alright
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Listen to Im Already There by Lonestar.
Highlight similes in yellow and  metaphors in
green.
He called her on the road From a lonely cold hotel room Just to hear her say I love you one more time But when he heard the sound Of the kids laughing in the background He had to wipe away a tear from his eye A little voice came on the phone Said Daddy when you coming home He said the first thing that came to his mindchorusIm already thereTake a look aroundIm the sunshine in your hairIm the shadow on the groundIm the whisper in the windIm your imaginary friendAnd I know Im in your prayersOh Im already there She got back on the phone Said I really miss you darling Dont worry about the kids theyll be alright Wish I was in your arms Lying right there beside you But I know that Ill be in your dreams tonightAnd Ill gently kiss your lipsTouch you with my fingertipsSo turn out the light and close your eyesIm already thereDont make a soundIm the beat in your heartIm the moonlight shining downIm the whisper in the windAnd Ill be there until the endCan you feel the love that we shareOh Im already thereWe may be a thousand miles apartBut Ill be with you wherever you arechorusAnd Ill be there until the endCan you feel the love that we shareOh Im already thereOh Im alreadyThere
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Im Already There by Lonestarsimiles yellow - 
metaphors in green
He called her on the road From a lonely cold hotel room Just to hear her say I love you one more time But when he heard the sound Of the kids laughing in the background He had to wipe away a tear from his eye A little voice came on the phone Said Daddy when you coming home He said the first thing that came to his mindchorusIm already thereTake a look aroundIm the sunshine in your hairIm the shadow on the groundIm the whisper in the windIm your imaginary friendAnd I know Im in your prayersOh Im already there She got back on the phone Said I really miss you darling Dont worry about the kids theyll be alright Wish I was in your arms Lying right there beside you But I know that Ill be in your dreams tonightAnd Ill gently kiss your lipsTouch you with my fingertipsSo turn out the light and close your eyesIm already thereDont make a soundIm the beat in your heartIm the moonlight shining downIm the whisper in the windAnd Ill be there until the endCan you feel the love that we shareOh Im already thereWe may be a thousand miles apartBut Ill be with you wherever you arechorusAnd Ill be there until the endCan you feel the love that we shareOh Im already thereOh Im alreadyThere
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Listen to The Rose by Lee Ann Rimes. Highlight
similes in yellow and  metaphors in green.
Some say love, it is a riverthat drowns the tender reed.Some say love, it is a razorthat leaves your soul to bleed.Some say love, it is a hunger,an endless aching need.I say love, it is a flower,and you its only seed.It's the heart afraid of breakingthat never learns to dance.It's the dream afraid of wakingthat never takes the chance.It's the one who won't be taken,who cannot seem to give,and the soul afraid of dyin'that never learns to live. When the night has been too lonelyand the road has been to long,and you think that love is onlyfor the lucky and the strong,just remember in the winterfar beneath the bitter snowslies the seed that with the sun's lovein the spring becomes the rose.
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The Rose by Lee Ann Rimessimiles yellow - 
metaphors green
Some say love, it is a riverthat drowns the tender reed.Some say love, it is a razorthat leaves your soul to bleed.Some say love, it is a hunger,an endless aching need.I say love, it is a flower,and you its only seed.It's the heart afraid of breakingthat never learns to dance.It's the dream afraid of wakingthat never takes the chance.It's the one who won't be taken,who cannot seem to give,and the soul afraid of dyin'that never learns to live. When the night has been too lonelyand the road has been to long (understood life has been hard),and you think that love is onlyfor the lucky and the strong,just remember in the winterfar beneath the bitter snowslies the seed that with the sun's lovein the spring becomes the rose (understood rose is love).
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