Metaphor

Oct 28, 2009 by

Writing Trait/Strategy:

Word choice; metaphor

Mentor Text Suggestions:

Description:

Metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things but does not use the words “like” or “as” (e.g., Ann is a walking encyclopedia). Metaphor is a little trickier to explain than simile, but with lots of exposure to mentor text examples, they get it and are so excited to begin using it in their writing.

Student Samples:

Metaphor

  “I love the way the fish glide across the shiny water as it is a giant glass mural.”

Metaphor

 

Sky
The sky is the umbrella
of the earth.