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I need help with my son's homework. I need to find 1 metaphor and 2 similies in the...
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Similes compare two things using the word "like." In other words "the lights twinkled like stars" is a simile.
On page 4 of the book, the look comes over the teacher's face "like the sun had winked out..." That's a smile.
Page 8 -- asking your sister... is like asking Nova Scotia... That's a simile too. Both of those use the word "like" to compare two things...
Metaphors also compare one thing to another, but don't have "like" or "as" in them. So the idea of your "mind's eye" is a metaphor. Metaphors are also used in sentences like "his attempts were just a drop in the ocean..."
One example of a metaphor comes in the first sentence of the book where the teacher hates him with "heat whiter than the sun." This metaphor compares her hate to the sun.
Posted by pohnpei397 on November 13, 2009 at 12:04 AM (Answer #1)
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