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Similes and metaphors are the focus of a 57-slide presentation that your class members should find engaging. Although your students may find the musical selections dated, the color coding highlights the similes and metaphors found in songs. Definitely worth the time.
This slide show on figures of speech includes definitions, images, and examples from real texts for several common terms: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, irony, hyperbole, onomatopoeia, and imagery. The presentation is colorful, easy to read, and omits any distracting animations. Use it to introduce or review literary terms with your class, and consider creating a guide for learners to follow along with.
Learners engage in a lesson which focuses on using conversational language and music to introduce the concept of similes, building language acquisition and helping create a positive attitude toward knowing and learning more than one language.
Model for your high schoolers how to prepare for the essay portion of the AP Literature exam. For guided practice, pairs analyze metaphor, simile, tone or syntax in Norman Mailer’s “The Death of Benny Paret,” and then work independently on an analysis of William Hazlitt’s “The Fight.” Extensions, worksheets, and assessments are included. The text of Mailer’s story may be found in AP language textbooks or online.  The instructor can use this lesson as an example on how to construct a literary analysis using literary devices. 
A very good 13-slide presentation on similes and metaphors is here for you. Young poets are introduced to each term, given examples, and work together to identify similes and metaphors in many sentences of writing. A valuable resource!
Students explore similes through Quick as a Cricket. In this similes lesson, students investigate what a simile is and recognize them when they see them. Students write similes about themselves and illustrate them. 
Bring literary devices to life by listening to popular song clips and studying their lyrics.
Your class can learn about Amelia Earhart and practice important comprehension skills here. Learners answer questions about cause and effect, compare texts, and discuss similes and metaphors after reading Amelia Earhart: Free in the Skies by Robert Burleigh.
There are creative ways to make similie and metaphor lessons and activities motivating for students.
Fifth graders explore figurative language in poetry. They review the characteristics of poetry and discuss figurative language. After listening to a poem, they discuss with a friend what kind of pictures they see in their mind when hearing it. Next, they discuss these thoughts as a group. To finish, they read poems independently and answer questions.
Similes and Synonyms are the focus of this language arts presentation. After being introduced to similes and how they work, young writers practice writing similes about the sun by using phrases such as, "The sun is like a golden ring tossed into a clear sky." Metaphors are also introduced, and they attempt to match up subjects with their metaphor predicates.
Before your young writers feel comfortable creating similes and metaphors on their own, provide them with this worksheet to give them some extra guidance. They'll complete the comparisons provided with words from the word bank, creating a comparison. 
In this simile and metaphor review instructional activity, students identify the types of figurative language used in 5 sentences. Students use metaphors and similes to rewrite 3 sentences.
In this solar system instructional activity, students learn writing conventions such as alliteration, similes, and acrostic poems. All pertain to the topic of space and solar system.
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners are able to more easily identify examples of devices such as metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration. An answer key is provided with possible answers. A great way to get your class motivated about poetry! Check it out!
Learners explore how to create their own metaphors for life. They create poetry folders including found poetry and their own metaphors and similes.
In this Camel themed worksheet, learners create an alliteration, an acrostic poem, and work with similes. The unit consist of three pages of language arts work, based on Camels.
If you have a subscription to brainpop, use it review similes and metaphors with your class. Learners start off with a quiz, watch a movie, and write their own poems using magazine pictures as inspiration.
Tenth graders complete a variety of activities related to the first two chapters of the book The Outsiders. They define metaphor, simile, idiom, and hyperbole, and take a vocabulary pre-quiz. In small groups, they write a character description of a character from the book and participate in the game "Metaphorical Baseball."
Learners 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.

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