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What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types
Metaphors, the definition of, types of, and examples of, are the subject of a short video that models for viewers this grand poobah of literary terms. Colorful images and animations are used to illustrate the connections between seemingly dissimilar things.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Using Similes, Synonyms, and Antonyms
Children study similes, synonyms, and antonyms and identify examples in the book Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood. They write short stories about themselves using antonyms, synonyms, and comparisons of themselves to animals. They draw pictures to go along with their stories and read their stories into the tape recorder, where they will be kept in the library where other students can access them during story time.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Similes and Metaphors Information
In this similes and metaphors worksheet, students write a descriptive practice paragraph in which they describe a place, idea, person, event, or concept without telling what the subject of the paragraph is. Students then pair up to try to guess the topic of the paragraph.
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Writing Poems Worksheet
In this writing poems worksheet, students record 10 nouns, then write 2 or 3 verbs next to each noun, and finally write a simile or metaphor that matches the noun and verbs in that row. Students then organize these lines into stanzas to form their own poems.
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Cluing into Symbols Robert Frost
Young scholars use the Internet and video to discover how find evidence in poetry in order to discover the theme(s) of the poems. They are able to define poetic devices like simile, metaphor and repetition. Students identify themes in poetry by analyzing those poetic devices.
9th - 10th English Language Arts
Use similes and metaphors to write a poem. The poem consists of your young writers contrasting the inside and outside of a piece of fruit. They discuss the sensory parts of the fruit in order to write a creative poem. Not much guidance is provided here, so consider providing them with a sensory details chart and showing them an example poem that you created.
3rd - 7th English Language Arts
Figures of Speech Presentation
If used as part of an exploration of figures of speech, this short presentation defining similes, metaphors, and analogies could be used as a review tool in an English classroom. A teacher could augment this resource with more examples of literary terms and definitions.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Digital Life 101
Play the video "Digital Life 101" to launch a discusion of the responsible use of social media and online relationships. Related activities ask learners to craft a personal simile describing their media life, and handouts provide a media use quide and vocablary list.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Figurative Language
Extend your instruction on similes and metaphors with a lesson on Emily Dickinson's "Hope is the thing with feathers" and "There is no Frigate like a Book." After a discussion on the images of each poem and their meanings, kids write an analysis on the difference between light and darkness in "Tell all the truth but tell it slant" and how it relates to truth.
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable