Similes and Metaphors


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  • 1. Similes and MetaphorsPoetry Devices

2. Simile A comparison using like or as His feet were as big as boats. 3. Willow and Ginkgo Eve MerriamThe 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 chorusWith 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. 4. Metaphor A metaphor statesthat one thing issomething else. It is acomparison, but itdoes NOT use like oras to make thecomparison. Her hair is silk. 5. Simile or Metaphor???? The baby was like an octopus, grabbing atall the cans on the grocery store shelves. As the teacher entered the room shemuttered under her breath, "This class islike a three-ring circus!" The giants steps were thunder as he rantoward Jack. The pillow was a cloud when I put my headupon it after a long day. 6. Simile or Metaphor???? I feel like a limp dishrag. Those girls are like two peas in a pod. The fluorescent light was the sun during ourtest. No one invites Harold to parties becausehes a wet blanket. The bar of soap was a slippery eel duringthe dogs bath. Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tailin a room full of rocking chairs. 7. Simile and Metaphor Game Find a partner You have 15 minutes to come up with asmany similes and metaphors for the wordMrs. Taylor gives you You will get 1 point for each simile and 2points for each metaphor They must be written so that Mrs. Taylorcan read them 8. Chocolate Make as many similes and metaphorsas you can for this word.