Similes and Metaphors

Similes and Metaphors


Common Core State Standard ELA Grade 5  5.  Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships,and nuances in word meanings.  5.a  Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

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Similes:  A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two different things by using the words "like" or "as."    Example:  She is as busy as a bee.

Metaphor:  A figure of speech that compares two different things without using the words "like" or "as."  Example:  You are a hungry bear.

While learning about similes and metaphors, pay attention to the examples and think about how you would write your own.

Similes and Metaphors

Simile Girl and Metaphor Man are here to save the day!

This video contains many examples of similes and metaphors.

Similes and Metaphors in Songs

Start paying attention to what you're listening to on the radio. Music is full of similes and metaphors. Why do you think a song writer would choose to use this type of figurative language in a song? What are some similes and metaphors you might use in your own writing?

Similes and Metaphors, THE BIG QUESTION

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