March 31, 2014

Simile/Metaphor


The books listed below will help to teach simile and metaphor.

“There was a quivering in the grass which seemed like the departure of souls.” Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

A simile is a figure of speech that says that one thing is like another different thing. We can use similes to make descriptions more emphatic or vivid. We often use the words as and like with similes.


"The rain came down in long knitting needles." National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

A metaphor is a figure of speech that says that one thing is another different thing. This allows us to use fewer words and forces the reader or listener to find the similarities.



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