What are Similes and Metaphors!

Why should we use Similies and Metaphors in our writing?

Why should we use Similies and Metaphors in our writing?

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Why do you think Similes and Metaphors are important to use in our writing? Give me an example or each of these? Remember to edit you work before you publish it!

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12 thoughts on “What are Similes and Metaphors!

  1. They are important to use in writing because it makes your work more understandable.

    A simile is a sentence with the words like or as.

    A metaphor is a sentence without the words like or as.

    You played crazily on the football field.

    You played like a man gone crazy today on that footy field.

    You are more beautiful then the sun.

    You are as hot as the sun.

  2. Similes and metaphors are very similar but, similes are comparing two things and use like or as. But metaphors are still comparing but don’t use like or as.

    Ie:
    Simile:
    My cat curled in front of the wood heater like a squirrel wrapping her children with her tail for warmth.
    The women walked down the Main Street like a herd of elaphents.

    Metaphor:
    My cat was a squirrel curling up her children with her tail for warmth.
    The women were a herd of elaphents walking down the Main Street.

    We use similes and metaphors in our writing because it is really descriptive and it keeps the reader reading.

  3. We use Similes and Metaphors to make our writing more descriptive.
    He is an enormously tall man!
    He is as tall as The Empire State Building!
    She knows someone who is very small!
    She knows someone who is as small as the table!

  4. A simile is something that has like or as and is not a metaphor.
    A metaphor is a sentence that does not have as or like in it and is not a simile.
    Example:-
    The room is as LOUD as an EXPLOSION going off next door.– similes
    The room is DEAD LOUD with a RAGE of EXPLOSION coming from next door.– metaphor

    The party was as Hawaiian as a hoola hoola dance.– similes
    The party was Hawaiian with people dancing to hoola hoola music.– metaphor

  5. Similes and Metaphors!
    Definition of metaphor – Comparing two dissimilar things without the use of “like” or “as”.
    Definition of simile – Comparing two dissimilar things with the use of “like” and “as”.
    Examples;
    Simile – This place looks like a bomb’s hit it!
    Metaphor – I swear a bombs gone off in here.

    Simile – Cute as a button!
    Metaphor – You’re cuter than a button.

    Simile – You’re running around like a chicken without a head!
    Metaphor – You were running around being a chicken with no head on its shoulders.

    We use metaphors and similes in our writing for description. So we can expand our writing, and give the reader something to think about. To stop the reader in their tracks and look back on something that is the same as the simile/metaphor. To imagine someone running around with, like a chicken with no head on! To make the reader build connections and look at the comparison.

  6. We use similes and metaphors to make the person that is reading it to get the picture in their head. So they know what you are talking about and give them examples.
    A similes is compare two dissimilar things with “as” or “like”.
    A metaphor is compare two dissimilar things without “as” or “like”.
    Similes I like that puppy next door to us.
    Metaphor I hate that dog next door to us.
    Similes that apple was as crunchy as a nut I watched the squirrels eat.
    Metaphor that apple was disgusting because the squirrels were eating nuts and crunching them.

  7. Metaphors and similes!
    Metaphors: compare two dissimilar things without the use of “like” or “as.”
    Similes: compare two dissimilar things with “like” or “as.”

    We use similes and metaphors to engage the reader and and so the reader can make images and connections in their head.

    Examples:

    Simile: Your hand writing is as neat as if it was typed.
    Metaphor: You hand writing is neat just as it was typed.

    Simile: I’m eating some cashews that are as crunchy as a rock.
    Metaphor: The cashew nuts that I am eating are very crunchy.

  8. We use similes and metaphors to make our writing more interesting and for people to understand better.
    That iPad is as precious as a million dollars.
    That iPad is worth a million dollars.
    My brothers walls are as green as grass.
    My brothers wall is green.

  9. We need metaphors and similes to make our writing descriptive.

    Similes mean a sentence that has like or as, and metaphors don’t have as or like.
    The I pods are as expensive as a car.
    The prices of a I pod reminded me of the price of a car.

    The wind was blowing like a tornado.
    The wind was making a tornado.

  10. I think that we use similes and metaphors because it can tell us the meaning of something

    That blueberry is so blue as the wonderful sky
    The blue sky reminders me of the sweet blueberrys I eat

    That man is short as a pencil
    The man is a short pencil

  11. Metaphors are when you compare two dissimilar things without the use of “like” or “as”.
    Similes are when you compare two words with “like or “as”.

  12. A simile has as or like in it to make it more descriptive.
    Metaphor has no as or like in it.
    Dad you look like a hairy orang-utan.
    Dad is so he makes me think of orang-utan.
    You are red as a rose.
    You look red and Rosy.

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