Metaphors Objective: Define Metaphors and Identify Examples of Metaphors and Their Meanings.

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<ul><li><p>MetaphorsObjective: Define Metaphors and Identify Examples of Metaphors and Their Meanings.</p></li><li><p>What are Metaphors?A metaphor compares two things without using like or as. Metaphors are comparisons that show how two things that are not alike in most ways are similar in one important way. </p></li><li><p>What are Metaphors?Metaphors are a way to describe something. Authors use them to make their writing more interesting or entertaining.Unlike similes that use the words as or like to make a comparison, metaphors state that something is something else.</p></li><li><p>Examples of MetaphorsI am a pig. I eat all of the time.</p><p>What two thingsare being compared?</p><p>What does this metaphor mean?</p></li><li><p> My room is a pig pen. I have clothes everywhere. </p><p>What two things are being compared?</p><p>What does the metaphor mean?</p></li><li><p> Walter is a couch potato. He doesnt move all day. What two things are being described?What does the metaphor mean?</p></li><li><p>Jeff was a volcano, after hearing his brotherbroke his favorite toy.</p><p>What two things are being compared?</p><p>What does the metaphor mean?</p></li><li><p>John is a giant in his class.</p><p>What two things are being compared?</p><p>What does the metaphor mean?</p></li><li><p>Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net.This metaphor compares Brian to a wall because __________a. He was very strong. b. He was very tall. c. He kept returning the balls. d. His body was made of cells.</p></li><li><p>We would have had more pizza to eat if Tammy hadnt been such a hog.Tammy was being compared to a hog because she __________.a. looked like a hog b. ate like a hog c. smelled like a hog d. was as smart as a hog</p></li><li><p>Cindy was such a mule. We couldnt get her to change her mind.The metaphor compares Cindy to a mule because she was __________.a. always eating oats b. able to do hard work c. raised on a farm d. very stubborn</p></li><li><p>The poor rat didnt have a chance. Our old cat, a bolt of lightning, caught his prey.The cat was compared to a bolt of lightning because he was __________.a. very fast b. very bright c. not fond of fleas d. very old</p></li><li><p>Even a child could carry my dog, Puffball, around for hours. Hes such a feather.This metaphor implies that Puffball __________.a. is not cute b. looks like a bird c. is not heavy d. can fly </p></li><li><p>Create one metaphor with your partner.Metaphor- compares two things without using like or as. </p><p>Think of two objects to compare.What are they?Share your metaphor. </p><p>********</p></li></ul>

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