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Similes and metaphors. By Ms. Houlihan Speech and Language. Similes. Compare two different things using the words “like,” or “as.” Similes incorporate figurative language. That means they don’t mean exactly what they say. Simile Examples. She is as sweet as candy.

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similes and metaphors

Similes and metaphors

By Ms. Houlihan

Speech and Language

similes
Similes
  • Compare two different things using the words “like,” or “as.”
  • Similes incorporate figurative language. That means they don’t mean exactly what they say.
simile examples
Simile Examples
  • She is as sweet as candy.
  • Bob runs like a deer.
  • The willow’s music is like a soprano.
  • She slept like a log.
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Let’s fill in our own similes!
  • A friend is like a__________________
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Let’s fill in our own similes!
  • A friend is as ________ as _____________.
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Let’s fill in our own similes!
  • When I am tired, I am as grouchy as a _____________________.
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Let’s fill in our own similes!
  • The dog was as fast as _________________.
metaphors
Metaphors
  • Compare two different things, without using the words “like,” or “as.”
  • They also incorporate figurative language.
  • What is figurative language????
metaphor examples
Metaphor Examples
  • My dad is a bear.
  • The bar of soap was a slippery eel.
  • He hogged the road.
  • She toyed with the idea.
let s fill in our own metaphors
Let’s fill in our own metaphors
  • A friend is a __________________________.
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Let’s fill in our own metaphors
  • Life is a ____________________________.
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Let’s fill in our own metaphors
  • She was an _______________ through all their trouble.
simile or metaphor explain
Simile or Metaphor….Explain
  • The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery story shelves.
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Simile or Metaphor….Explain
  • As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, “This class is like a three ring circus.”
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Simile or Metaphor….Explain
  • The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day.
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Simile or Metaphor….Explain
  • I feel like a limp dishrag.
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Simile or Metaphor….Explain
  • Those girls are like two peas in a pod.
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Simile or Metaphor….Explain
  • The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath.
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Simile or Metaphor….Explain
  • The little girl was a wild animal.