Similes - Deer Valley Unified School District

Similes - Deer Valley Unified School District

SIMILES A presentation by Rachel Jorgenson YOU WANT ME TO WHAT? Simile NOT SMILE! Although these similes will hopefully make you smile

DEFINITION Simile: a comparison of two unlike things using the words like or as They are used in literature, songs and poems to enhance the writing AND mostly to show emphasis on a certain thing/idea/noun by contrasting it with something that is unlike itself.

Confusing right? EXAMPLES Her voice is like an angels wings. I am comparing her voice to the angel wings.

This tells my audience that her voice is soft and heavenly. ACTIVITY The Way you Lie by The Band Perry Play the song and students will hi-light or underline all the similes they find. (or put the lyrics on the board- or video and have them write down the

similes) With a partner choose two similes and write next to it what the comparison means. Share with the class.

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