Please identify similies and metaphors in Johnny Tremaine.I am looking for similes and metaphors in the book, but I can't find many. Does anyone know any in this book?
Similes are comparisons that use the word "like" or "as."
a) The author describes the scene of hundreds of British redcoats crowding the narrow Tremont Street--"like a river of blood."
b) Johnny surprises Mr. Tweedie, the journeyman silversmith whom he dislikes: "The timid creature jumped like a shot rabbit..."
c) "country cheeses--big as a baby's head."
Metaphors are comparisons that do not use the words "like" or "as."
a) "The narrow course of Tremont Street was filled to the brim and overflowing with the waiting scarlet-coated men."
The author is comparing the crowded street to a cup that is overflowing with liquid.
b) "The kitten was no longer gnawing inside him, trying to get out. In fact it was no longer a kitten [but] a Newfoundland dog."
The author is describing the feeling in Johnny's stomach after a big meal.
c) "'That squeak-pig [Mr. Tweakie] is trying to horn in on breakfast."
Johnny is comparing Mr. Tweakie to a squeaking pig.