FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE SIMILES METAPHORS PERSONIFICATION SIMILES • A simile is a comparison between two unlike things using comparison words “like” or “as”. • For example: His eyes were as blue as the sky. His eyes were blue like the sky. Within your groups come up with one simile, you have 1 ½ minute. SIMILES Look at the handout on your desk. We are going to do them together. 1)The bird was as _____ as a _______. 2) My mom is as _______ as a ______. 3) The pillow was like a ____________. 4) My puppy is like a_______________. For homework do 1-5. METAPHORS • A metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things without using “like” or “as”. • For example The roof is an umbrella over my head. Lisa is faster than a cheetah. Your turn, as a group, come up with a metaphor. Remember you cannot use “like” or “as”. METAPHORS Instructions for writing a metaphor. 1st choose a noun 2nd choose a word to compare your noun to 3rd write your metaphor Noun turtle I will compare it to My niece Metaphor: My niece crawls slower than a turtle. For homework write two metaphors on the line on the handout given. PERSONIFICATION • Personification is giving nonliving things human characteristics. • For example 1) The day fell into the night. The word fell is something that a human could do. 2) The door opened and closed all day. PERSONIFICATION Underline the word that gives a quality of a person. 1) The sun stretches its warmth across the room. Stretches 2) The chairs danced as the baby bounced to and fro. Danced 3)The darkness wrapped its arm around me. Wrapped PERSONIFICATION 1.Frog The frog jumped from pad to pad. 2.Table The table rocked back and forth because the leg was loose. 3. Grass The grass waved in the wind. 4. Night The night transformed into day.