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Question:Can you give me 5 examples of sentences of simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole? For example: 1.Simile a. b. c. d. e. 2.Metaphor a. b. c. d. e. 3.Personification a. b. c. d. e. 4.Hyperbole a. b. c. d. e. thank you !!!

Answers:Is this for homework? ...Lol... J/k But I'll just do three examples... getting late for moi! ^^' Simile: is a comparison that uses LIKE or AS 1. Her eyes were like pools of water. 2. His mother moved like a shark as she went through the discount sections. 3. His fortitude was like a strong tower. Metaphor: comparisons without using LIKE or AS 1. This time, her words were swords that pierced his heart. 2. His thoughts were a maze of confusion: she could not read them. (That was a weird one...) 3. Life is but a vapor in the wind. Personification: (This is fun) attributing a personage to, commonly, inanimate objects 1.The candle light danced about the darkened room. 2. The trees whispered in the wind. 3. Fear teased her helpless mind. Hyperbole: (I like this one) Exaggeration used to make a point or some effect 1. I will wait for all eternity so that I can see him once again. 2. His love are as deep as an ocean. 3. Her braces shined as bright as the sun. I haven't done that in a while! Hope this helps.

Question:i need 10 similes and metaphors if you give more then ten then you get choosen for best answer

Answers:Look up "metaphor" and look up "simile". If current English textbooks are like what I recall in elementary, middle, and high school and college, you could probably even find excellent information in your text book as well. However, looking at your run-on sentence and your grammar, I can see why you need help with something that is elementary.


Answers:metaphors... Life is a journey purposes are destinations means are routes difficulties are obstacles counselors are guides achievements are landmarks choices are crossroads.. A lifetime is a day, death is sleep; a lifetime is a year, death is winter.. Life is a struggle, dying is losing a contest against an adversary.. Life is a precious possession, death is a loss.. Time is a thief.. similes... * as smart as a fox * as strong as an ox * as busy as a bee * as blind as a bat * as wise as an owl * as slippery as an eel * as quiet as a mouse * as gentle as a lamb * swims like a fish * walks like a duck * fly like a bird

Question:can some tell me what metaphores and similes are and also give me 5 examples of each of them

Answers:A simile is a comparison using 'like' or 'as.' She was quick like a rabbit. He was as mad as a hatter. The little baby was as sweet as sugar. The old man was wily like a fox. The puppy's fur was soft as silk. A metaphor (note the spelling) is a still stronger, direct comparison, where instead of being LIKE or AS something else, the object or person is actually described as BEING something else. For example: He was a crafty old man. The old fox even kept a schedule of his customers' paydays so he would know when they would be most desperate for his expensive loans. (He's not LIKE a fox, as in a simile, but he IS a fox) He was their Moses, leading the refugees out of their captivity in the deep South. (notice in this one the he's not LIKE Moses, he IS Moses!) She ran quickly between the two camps, a rabbit between two rabbit holes. (no longer LIKE a rabbit, she IS a rabbit) The solemn forest cathedral lifted all eyes and hearts to God. (there's no actual building here. The trees themselves form a cathedral-like place.) Finally, We are all travelers on this long road of life. There are many stops, many side trips, many adventures, and many ways to lose one's way. (this is an expanded (and frequently used) metaphor, directly comparing people to travelers and life itself to a long road, or journey. Metaphors like this help us to mentally 'get a handle' on large or difficult concepts by comparing them to something else.) I hope this is helpful to you.

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What is a Metaphor? :Go to www.figurative-language.com for free printable worksheets and resources for teachers and learners. This video explains what a metaphor is and offers examples to help you understand. Check out our other videos on figurative language simile, hyperbole, personification, and idiom.

Lesson - Simile, Metaphor, Alliteration :This is a lesson on similes, metaphors, and alliteration. There is also an example of a simple project to go along with the lesson.