McKenna, Kelton and Chloe share about an activity in Mrs. Eickholt's class.
Written by: McKenna, Kelton, and Chloe
Do you know what a simile is? Do you know what a metaphor is? Well the students of Mrs. Eickholt’s classroom know! A simile is when you compare two things that are not alike. The key to a simile is that you compare them using the words “like” or “as”. For example, I’m hungry like a wolf. You are comparing yourself to a wolf using the word, “like.” A metaphor is when you compare two things that are not alike without using the words, “like”or “as”. An example of a metaphor is, “Life is a highway.” You are comparing life to a highway without using the words like or as. Are you singing the song yet?
We wrote at least four similes and metaphors about ourselves and then we made a self portrait to show the similes and metaphors. I (McKenna) wrote, “My hair is as bright as the sun. I (Kelton) wrote, “My eyes are like the color of wheat.” I (Chloe) wrote, “My nose is a faucet.”
This was an exciting experience with similes and metaphors. All of the students in Mrs. Eickholt’s class were really into this project.
Let’s test your knowledge of similes and metaphors:
My hair is as bright as the sun. Simile or Metaphor
My eyes are like the color of wheat. Simile or Metaphor
My nose is a faucet. Simile or Metaphor
Answer Key: 1.Simile. 2. Simile 3. Metaphor