Monday, 29 October 2012

Similes and Metaphors

WALT: Use figurative language in our writing.

 This week on our work on writing we will be writing a recount of camp using similes and metaphors. Similes and metaphors are great ways to help add detail to your descriptions and make your writing more interesting to the reader.

 A simile is a direct comparison of one thing to another. You can spot similes easily because they have "like" or "as" or sometimes "if" or "than" in the sentence. E.g Usain Bolt runs faster than a car.

 A metaphor is a bit trickier. Metaphor is when you use two nouns and compare or contrast them to one another. e.g Time is money. Popular music uses a lot of similes and metaphors in the lyrics.

Can you spot any in Katy Perry's song firework?

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