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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.

Examples:
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: I am a rainbow.
I/rainbow
am/rainbow

Q 2: Jack is a mountain goat when it comes to rock climbing.
Jack/mountain goat
mountain goat/rock climbing
Jack/rock climbing

Q 3: The snow was skied on was mashed potatoes.
snow/mashed potatoes
snow/skied
skied/mashed potatoes

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

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