Wednesday, December 25, 2013

WARNING: This post is an appalling dump heap overflowing with the most disgraceful assortment of rubbish imaginable.


First off, let's talk about metaphors and similes. The excellent explanations below are from Kids on the Net...

A simile is when you say that something - a person or place, animal or thing - is LIKE something else. A simile always uses the word ‘as’ or ‘like’. Here are some examples of similes:

"The spacecraft flew as fast as the wind."
"The ocean glittered like a mirror."

A metaphor makes an even stronger image in the reader's head. When you use a metaphor, you are saying that a person, place, animal or thing IS some thing else (not just LIKE it!). Metaphors are stronger images than similes. They don’t mean exactly what the words say. Here are some examples of metaphors:

"My teacher is a dragon."
"The king glared with eyes of ice."


Enter: The Grinch

My favorite Christmas story of all time is How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. 

As you may know, "The Grinch" song compares the Grinch to unimaginably nasty wasty rubbish.

Listen to the song below and you'll hear what I mean.

How many metaphors and similes 
can you find in this song?

Click here for the The Grinch, Figuratively Speaking printable.


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