Friday, September 16, 2011

Metaphors vs. Similes

My class and I have been discussing the difference between metaphors and similes. Similes are easy because they have the words "like" or "as." Metaphors don't. I like that it took me actually teaching to complete understand and feel confident with this concept. Lately, I have been feeling a lot like this poem...


Metaphors

I'm a riddle in nine syllables,
An elephant, a ponderous house,
A melon strolling on two tendrils.
O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers!
This loaf's big with its yeasty rising.
Money's new-minted in this fat purse.
I'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf.
I've eaten a bag of green apples,
Boarded the train there's no getting off.

Sylvia Plath


We may not be able to get off the train, but we sure are excited for March 30, 2012 in this house!


(Little Squirrel's first picture 3 weeks ago.)

19 comments:

  1. Here's another poem:
    I can't wait to have
    A little niece or nephew
    Please time go by fast

    Love you!

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  2. when i first read this poem in the 9th grade i had no idea what it meant.

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  3. Congratulations!!! How have you been feeling?

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  4. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! HURRAY!!! :) I'm so excited for you!

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  5. CONGRATULATION! I am so excited for you guys! Best news ever!

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  6. wHAT A GREAT PICTURE!! cONGRATS TO THE SHIELDS:)

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  7. WOO HOOO!!!!! Your little baby and my little baby might share the same birthday. Congratulations, Jen and Michael.

    Megan

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  8. Yeah! Congratulations!! You will be a wonderful mommy.

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  9. YAY!!!!!! Congrats to you my friend!

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  10. Did you know about this last time I asked!? You little cheater.

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  11. CONGRATS! I'm so happy for you. You'll make an awesome mom. :)

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  12. Congratulations! I am so excited for you. You are going to be a cute mom.

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  13. YAYYYYYY!!!!! THAT'S SO EXCITING! Congratulations to you two. Lots of fun new experiences coming your way. ;) Can't wait to see and hear more about your little one!

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  14. Yay! I'm so excited! Keep posting those ultrasounds. I always LOVE seeing those :) I can't wait to find out if it's a girl or boy...

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  15. I think this means you lied to me last time we talked...oh man I can't wait to hear more. You will be the best mom ever! Bagel bites all the way!

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