A simile is a figure of speech that explains a comparison. It shows similarities between two different things. It is different from a metaphor because it uses “like” or “as”.
Metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implied or hidden comparison between two things or objects that are so far apart from each other but have some characteristics that are common between them. Metaphors use comparisons for imagery.
Seasonal Poetry is a wonderful way to introduce your students to literary devices. By doing so, you get a wonderful lesson and a bit of application for practice.
This lesson includes:
Definitions for Simile and Metaphor
Examples of each
Sections to practice each
Picking a theme
Writing a first draft
Completing second draft