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) ✔
The moon was a misty shadow. (metaphor) ✔
My friend has a face like a bag of spanners. (Simile)

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