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Friday, 5 April 2013

Similes and Metaphors


Similes and Metaphors
A simile is where two things are directly compared because they share a common feature. The word AS or LIKE is used to compare the two words. Eg. As cold AS a dog's nose
A metaphor also compares two things, but it does so more directly WITHOUT using as or like. Eg. The shop was a little gold-mine.
Task One
At the end of the sentence, write in brackets whether the sentence is an example of a metaphor or simile.
Eg. The clouds were fluffy like cotton wool. (SIMILE)

  1. As slippery as an eel. (SIMILE) ✔
  2. Arnie was a man-mountain. (METAPHOR) ✔
  3. He was a lion in battle. (METAPHOR) ✔
  4. She is as pretty as a picture. (SIMILE) ✔
  5. The striker was a goal machine. (METAPHOR) ✔
  6. The torch lit up the room as if the sun had risen early. (SIMILE) ✔
  7. The moon was a misty shadow. (METAPHOR) ✔
  8. My friend has a face like a bag of spanners. (SIMILE) ✔

Task Two
Now you are going to make up similes of your own by copying and finishing these sentences.
For example:
As good as gold

  1. As heavy as a rock. ✔
  2. As cold as snow. ✔
  3. As hard as metal. ✔
  4. She had skin like a bear. ✔
  5. As cool as a diamond. ✔
  6. As quick as lightning. ✔
  7. He was slow like a turtle. ✔
  8. Slippery like a fish. ✔

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