Similes & Metaphors . By: Haley Goodwin . Standards . ELACC4L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. a) Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g. as pretty as a picture) in content. .
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Similes & Metaphors By: Haley Goodwin
Standards • ELACC4L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. a) Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g. as pretty as a picture) in content.
Objective & Essential Question • Objective: The students will be able to identify a simile and metaphor within content. • Essential Question: What is a simile and a metaphor?
Similes & Metaphors • Raise your hand if you have heard the word – simile. • Raise your hand if you have heard the word – metaphor. • Now does anyone have an idea what these words are?
Similes • A comparison of two things by using the words “like” or “as”. • Try This: Use similes to add word pictures to your poems, stories, and descriptive writing. • Example: “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” – Forrest Gump • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJh59vZ8ccc
Examples • The girls fight like cats and dogs. • My mom is sweet as sugar. • This dress is perfect because it fits like a glove. • They are as different as day and night. • Taylor looked at the test with a stare as blank as his notebook. • The boys eat like pigs.
Metaphors • A comparison of two different things without using the word “like” or “as”. • Try This: Think of two things that have some similarity, maybe their size, shape, color, etc. Compare the two things without using the words like or as. • Example: “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.” • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FafLnokzeNo
Examples • The sweet girl’s home was a prison. • My father is a rock. • The spaghetti was a tangled ball of yarn on the plate. • His job hunt was a puzzle that was missing the final piece. • The lava was a blanket of fire that scorched everything in it’s path.
Practice Directions: When called identify if the sentence is a simile or a metaphor, then you need to identify the two things being compared. • Black as words on printed pages. • My brother is a dragon. • Fun like writing style. • Long as thread unrolled from spools. • My mom is a teddy bear. • Quiet at a school at night. • We are a busy family with many things to do. • White like dunes of sand on beaches. • My friend Joey is a clown. • The lawyers were the sharks of the ocean in the courtroom.
Summary • A simile is a comparison using the words “like” and/or “as”. • A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike things without using the words like or as. • Any questions?
References • Writer’s Express • http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-similes.html • http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/figures-similes-list.htm • http://examples.yourdictionary.com/metaphor-examples.html • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJh59vZ8ccc • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FafLnokzeNo
Ticket Out the Door • like everyone to take out a piece of paper. I would like every student to write two similes and two metaphors. The similes and metaphors should compare you to anything. You will use this tomorrow for a narrative. Ready Go!