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Grade 5 - English Language
1.49 Metaphors

A metaphor is a direct comparison between two things. The words like or as are not used in a metaphor.

The sun is a yellow ball in the sky.

Directions: Select the two words that are being compared in each of the following sentences. Describe in your own words what a metaphor is and why it is used. As a homework, read a book and find examples of metaphors.

Q 1: The snow was skied on was mashed potatoes.
snow/mashed potatoes
skied/mashed potatoes

Q 2: The light is a beacon shining into the dark basement.

Q 3: The man's arm was a tireless lever as he fought to win the wrestling contest.
man's arm/tireless lever
man's arm/wrestling contest

Q 4: The famished child was a wolf, eating for the first time in days.
famished child/eating
famished child/wolf

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