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Similes and Metaphors. Anticipatory Set. In as much detail as possible, describe a pineapple. In a few sentences, describe it’s look, smell, and feel. . Simile. is a comparison of two unlike things by using the words “like” or “as”. Simile. Children are like sponges absorbing knowledge.

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    1. Similes and Metaphors

    2. Anticipatory Set In as much detail as possible, describe a pineapple. In a few sentences, describe it’s look, smell, and feel.

    3. Simile is a comparison of two unlike things by using the words “like” or “as”.

    4. Simile Children are like sponges absorbing knowledge.

    5. Metaphor is a direct comparison of two unlike things that may typically use words “is”, “are”, or “was”.

    6. Metaphor They are two peas in a pod.

    7. Similes and Metaphors Comparing and contrasting similes and metaphors: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/venn/

    8. Similarities and Differences Knowing the similarities and differences between a simile and a metaphor help you identify which poetic device is being used in a sentence.

    9. What two things are being compared in this sentence? The sun was a furnace.

    10. What two things are being compared in this sentence? Carol was like a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day.

    11. What two things are being compared in this sentence? His voice is like velvet.

    12. Independent Practice Write a simile or metaphor describing some aspect of this picture:

    13. Independent Practice Write a simile or metaphor describing some aspect of this picture:

    14. Independent Practice Write a simile or a metaphor describing some aspect of this picture:

    15. Independent Practice Using metaphors and similes, describe a pineapple again.

    16. Change to a metaphor Parker is as hungry as a horse.

    17. Change to a simile The inside of the house was a freezer.

    18. Closing What is a simile?

    19. Closing What is a metaphor?

    20. Closing Metaphor or Simile: Jimmy is as tall as a mountain

    21. Closing Metaphor or Simile: His voice is velvet