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figurative language alliteration and simile
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Simile

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proud parent penguins

Double click on the box to the right to start the video about figurative language and polar penguins. Watch the video and then answer the questions at the bottom of the page.

You can pause the video by clicking once to pause and then click again to begin playing.

The penguins cuddled like two peas in a pod.

Language Arts: Style, Structure, and Tone (Grades 3-5). Discovery

Channel School. 2005. unitedstreaming. 25 November 2006

<http://www.unitedstreaming.com/>

  • What is alliteration? The repetition of the same starting sounds
  • in a series of words.
  • What is a simile? It is where one thing is compared to another
  • thing using like or as.

When you have answered both questions, go on to the next slide.

identifying alliteration and simile
Identifying alliteration and simile

Now that you know what alliteration and simile are, use your new knowledge to identify the figurative language used in each sentence below. Underline the figurative language in each sentence. Then write down the type of figurative language you underlined, whether alliteration, simile, or both.

Examples: The mother penguin cuddled with her baby like two peas in a pod. Simile

The portly penguin played precariously close to the cliff’s edge. Alliteration

Thescientists scanned the snow covered land like eagles looking for prey. Both

1. The penguins slip and slide along the slick seashore. Alliteration

2. Future fathers huddle for warmth as they watch and wait for eggs to hatch. Alliteration

3. The penguins look like classical musicians in tailored tuxedos. Simile and alliteration

4. The dense, deep, dark night covers Antarctica in August. Alliteration

Go on to the last slide when you have completed numbers 1 – 4.

now it s your turn
Now it’s your turn!

Use your creative side and write your own simile and alliterative phrase about penguins or Antarctica on the lines below. Write at least one sentence using alliteration and one using a simile.

  • The snow looks like a fluffy cotton blanket. Simile

2. The penguins dove daringly into the deep, dark ocean. Alliteration

You are done! Good job! To learn more about penguins, go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_feature/0101/penguins2.html

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