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Which is LIFE most like?
Which is HUNGER most like?
* An analogy is a comparison of two things. We use analogies to explain unfamiliar things by comparing them to familiar things. For example:
Many consider the ability to see similarities between different things as a sign of genius.
Great writers use this ability to bring their words to life, creating vivid, original pictures in the mind of the reader.
There was a quivering in the grass which seemed like the departure of souls.
But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad,
Walks o'er the dew of yon high eastern hill.
Peter was utterly absorbed by the curious experience that still clung to him like a garment.
There are TWO kinds of analogies . . .
* A simile is a comparison between two things that uses the word like or as. A simile tells you that it is comparing two things.
The morning sunshine wrapped me like a blanket
* A metaphor is an implied comparison between two things. A metaphor doesn't tell you that it is comparing two things.
The morning sunshine wrapped me in warmth
My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day
My cherie amour, distant as the milky way
My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine
You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart
Identify TWO similes and ONE metaphor in the following poem:
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
Choose a theme (e.g., your parents, Nachos, Fridays, Poverty, War), and write a series of analogies about it.
Fridays are bright spots in a forest of gloom
Fridays sing to me
Fridays are like scratching an itch that’s been bothering me all week
Fridays are like the peak of a hill on a roller coaster . . .
This kind of poem is called a * catalogue poem. A catalogue is a long list of things.