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Similes and metaphors

Similes and Metaphors

Lesson 1


Objectives

Objectives

Student will be able to understand two examples of Figurative Language

Students will be able to understand and identify Similes

Students will be able to understand and identify Metaphors

Students will be able to be able to recognize when a simile and/or metaphor is being used in different areas of literary expression


Similes and metaphors

What is Figurative Language?

Whenever you describe something (A) by comparing it with something else (B)

(A) + (B) = Meaning


What is being compared here

What Is Being Compared Here?

My love is like a red, red rose.

~Robert Burns

Does the narrator mean love is a rose?


S urvey says

Survey says…

The narrator does NOT mean that love is a rose, but that love is like a rose.

My love is like a red, red rose.

The reader should interpret and analyzewhylove is being compared to a rose based on the context.

Context clues are words, phrases, and sentences around the unknown word to help understand the meaning.


Your turn

Your Turn!

Why do you think love is being compared to a rose?

What does this mean to you?

LOVE


Similes and metaphors

Answer:

This is an example of Figurative Language

Using the context clues, we know that love is like a rose. It is to your own interpretation to analyze why love is being compared to a rose.


Figurative language

Figurative Language

Two examples of Figurative Language are Similes1 and Metaphors2

Figurative

Language

Simile

Metaphor


What is a simile 1

What is a Simile?1

Simile

is the practice of comparing two unrelated people, places, or things to understand a deeper meaning.

Most commonly used with:

‘like’ ‘as’

Examples:

My love is like a red, red rose.

She is as busy as a bee.


Your turn which sounds better

Your Turn!Which Sounds Better?

You shine bright like a diamond. You are unique.

Life is like a box of chocolates. Life is unexpected.

He eats a lot. He eats like a pig.

She is as gentle as a lamb. She is soft-hearted.


Your turn which sounds better1

Your Turn!Which Sounds Better?

You shine bright like a diamond. You are unique.

Life is like a box of chocolates.Life is unexpected.

He eats a lot. He eats like a pig.

She is as gentle as a lamb. She is soft-hearted.


Recognizing similes in songs

Recognizing Similes in Songs

Highlight the similes in these lyrics?

Fireworks by Katy Perry

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag

Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?

Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin

Like a house of cards, one blow from caving in?


What is being compared here1

What Is Being Compared Here?

LIKE

LIKE

YOUPLASTIC BAG

“Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?”

YOUHOUSE OF CARDS

“one blow from caving in?”


Your turn underline the similes

Your Turn: Underline the Similes

Like a lightening bolt, your heart will blow

And when it’s time you’ll know,

You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine

Just own the night like the 4th of July.


What is a metaphor

What is a Metaphor?

IMPORTANT!

A metaphor is the comparison of one subject to another to reveal a deeper, more distinct meaning.

(Without using ‘like’ or ‘as’)

EXAMPLES:

You are my light.

She has a heart of gold.


Which sounds better

Which Sounds Better?

He makes me happy. He is the apple of my eye.

She feels blue. She is sad.

Her voice is music to his ears. Her voice is beautiful.

The children are kind. The children have a heart of gold.


Which sounds better1

Which Sounds Better?

He makes me happy. He is the apple of my eye.

She feels blue. She is sad.

Her voice is music to his ears. Her voice is beautiful.

The children are kind. The children have a heart of gold.


Recognizing metaphors in songs

Recognizing Metaphors in Songs

Highlight the metaphors in these lyrics?

Fireworks by Katy Perry

Remember:

Metaphors compare things without using ‘like’ or ‘as’

Cause baby, you’re a firework

Come and show’em what you’re worth

Make’em go oh, oh, oh

As you shoot across the sky.


What is being compared here2

What Is Being Compared Here?

YOUFIREWORK

“ ’Cause baby you’re a firework, come and show us what your worth”

YOUSHOOT ACROSS THE SKY

“As you shoot across the sky”


Your turn1

Your Turn!

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Watch a song clip from this video and identify (2) phrases that use similes and/or metaphors.

More Examples of Similes and Metaphors


Using the comment box on our website

Assignment

Identify (2) phrases in the songs that use similes and/or metaphors and explain why you think they were used.

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