ELA 6- PoetryName: _____________________________ Date: ________________Mod: _________
Figurative Language – Metaphors
states that one thing is something else. It is a comparison, but it does NOT uselike or as to make the comparison.For example: Her hair is silk. The sentence is comparing (or stating) that hair is silk.
Read the following sentences. Write an M if it is a metaphor, write an S if it is asimile.
1."Juliet is the sun." (Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.) _______ 2.Tracy felt as sick as a parrot. _______ 3.Its like I’m walking on broken glass. (Jonas Brothers "SOS) ____ 4.Tom is as deaf as a post. _______ 5."Life's but a walking shadow." (Shakespeare, Macbeth.)6.She ran like the wind. _______ 7.I'm as light as a feather. _______ 8."The sun's a thief." (Shakespeare, Timon of Athens.) _______ 9.Jillian is the apple of her father's eye. _______ 10."Death lies upon her like an untimely frost." (Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.) _______ 11.My feet are as warm as toast. _______ 12."Everyday is a winding road " (Sheryl Crow, "Everyday is a winding road.") _______ 13."Here I am/ Rock you like a hurricane." (Scorpions, “Rock you like a hurricane”) _______ 14.The cucumber is cool. _______
Helpful Hint 1
'ARE' is the plural form of the verb 'IS.'For example: The girl IS going. / The girlsARE going
Helpful Hint 2
An apostrophe (') shows the use of a conjunction.For example: The boy's here = The boy is here