Tuesday 3rd April 2012
Simile, metaphor and personification
We are learning to describe things using similes, metaphors and personification.Have you ever heard of a simile? Here I will tell you. A simile is when you use ‘like’ or ‘as’ in a sentence to compare something to another. We use them to make your writing interesting and to put a picture in our reader’s head.
Example: the sun is hot like boiling water ready to make your tea.
Here is another idea that you can use for your story, it is called a metaphor. Have you ever heard of a Metaphor before? If you haven’t I will explain. A Metaphor is kinder like a simile but you don’t use ‘like’ or ‘as’ and a Metaphor is stronger than a simile.
Example: He was a monkey climbing the tree.
Personification is my favourite. Personification is when you bring an object that’s not human alive; you are actually giving human traits to them.
Example: the dice stared at me when I rolled it.
By Siota Leapai
Here is my brainstorm for a pencil