Fancy Figurative Phrases
the winged and winsome wind wandered
westerly while whistling witchery.
It waltzed whimsically within woodlands whooshing, then whipping willows.
Worn, it waned. . . whispering wistfully.
By Andrea Dietrich
How does this famous 90 year old use Alliteration?
Give at least two examples….there are TONS of them.
Students say it is as easy as pie
identifying and creating
A simile is a comparison between two things using the words like or as.
●The school library is like a mountain of books.
●The art show is as colorful as the rainbow.
●The pile of homework was as big as a blue whale.
Simile usage in our Everyday Life
Rihanna’s: We're beautiful, like diamonds in the
Forrest Gump” “Life is like a box of Chocolates,
you never know what you are going to get.”
Obvious Simile
In My Teacher Fried My Brain
“As I was putting it on, it changed
color to match my hand---as …a
Now let us check our understanding:
Of Alliteration and Similes
Review our I Can Statement now:
I can define and identify various forms of
figurative language
(e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification, alliteration,
Assignment to check
Take Index Cards and put your Name on each one. You are writing your
alliterations and similes on the index cards. You may work in pairs
• Find 5 Alliterations in your text My Teacher Fried My Brains (Hints: Last page of
Chapter 2, Near the end of Chapter 3, Last page of Chapter 8, First Page of
Chapter 14, Middle of Chapter 15)
• Find 5 Similes in your text My Teacher Fried My Brains (Hints: End of Chapter 8
Near end of Chapter 10, Near beginning of Chapter 12, Beginning of Chapter 17)
The Earth Question Worksheet