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Figurative Language. Simile . A comparison using like or as His feet were as big as boats. Metaphor. A metaphor states that one thing is something else. It is a comparison, but it does NOT use like or as to make the comparison. Her hair is silk. Simile or Metaphor?.

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simile
Simile
  • A comparison using like or as
  • His feet were as big as boats.
metaphor
Metaphor
  • A metaphorstates that one thing is something else. It is a comparison, but it does NOT use like or as to make the comparison.
  • Her hair is silk.
simile or metaphor
Simile or Metaphor?
  • The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves.
  • As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!"
  • The giant’s steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack.
  • The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day.
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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 our test.
  • No one invites Harold to parties because he’s a wet blanket.
  • The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath.
  • Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking chairs.
simile and metaphor game
Simile and Metaphor Game
  • Find a partner
  • You have 5 minutes to come up with as many similes and metaphors for the word chocolate
  • You will get 1 point for each simile and 2 points for each metaphor
  • They must be written so that I can read them
chocolate
Chocolate
  • Make as many similes and metaphors as you can for this word.
what is alliteration
What is Alliteration
  • Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sound in two or more neighboring words or syllables.
  • Also known as Initial Rhyme.

Here are some examples:

  • the wild winds of winter
  • Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/literacy/otherresources/glossaryofliteracyterms/WhatIsAlliteration.htm

the railroad tracks ran right through the center of town
The railroad tracks ran right through the center of town.
  • Alliteration makes the reader read faster, adding a sense of speed and intensity to the sentence.
consonance
Consonance
  • Alliteration is NOT just repeating consonant sounds at the beginning of words, it could be in the middle of a word. This is also known as “consonance.”
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Consonance is a lot like alliteration, except the letters being repeated can appear at the beginning or at the end of the word.
  • Example:1. More men came home that day than we ever expected.2. She gave the big dog a hug.WriteGuide’s Letter Writing Program
personification
Personification
  • to compare something that is not human as if it had human characteristics
examples
Examples
  • The flowers danced in the wind.
  • The friendly gates

welcomed us.

  • The Earth coughed and choked in all of the pollution.