One of our spelling words in Week 6 was 'metaphor'.

Some definitions of 'metaphor ' include:

  • figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
  • Metaphor is the concept of understanding one thing in terms of another. A metaphor is a figure of speech that constructs an analogy between two things or ideas; the analogy is conveyed by the use of a metaphorical word in place of some other word. For example: "Her eyes were glistening jewels".

The word metaphor derives from the 16th century Old French m├ętaphore, and before that from the Latin word metaphora, "carrying over",

'The goalkeeper was as solid as a rock' - simile
'The goalkeeper was a rock' - metaphor.
"You are the sunshine of my life"
"She was a tigress when roused"
Her home was a prison.

See if you can write an INTERESTING sentence that includes a metaphor. Remember to edit your sentence!

Lachlan -The box jumped at me as it was skipping.
Asher -
Jack - Brian was a wall, bouncing every tennis ball back over the net.
Kaelan -
Miette- The water struggled to stop going down the drain.
Ryan -he was a cheetah racing through the test
Abbey -
Joshua -The old lady walking down the street was as fat as elephant.
Zara -
Joel -He has a heart of stone, For me time is money.
Jessica -The tomato was wrinkerling like an old lady.
Lavon -
William -The lightning was Hades, as he was rampaging through the misty unown above.
James B - The soccer ball was a meteorite flying through the air straight at the frightened goalkeeper.
James -The moon was a silver boat, gliding through the black emptyness of space.
Cameron -
Poppy - The beach was a scorching furnace cooking people on it.
Courtney - The belt was a snake, curling around his waist.
Evy- She was a mermaid swimming in the water
Gabrielle -Love is a lemon - either bitter or sweet.
Katana -Her heart was darker than a horrible night.
Luke - He has the heart of a lion, charging at the enemy.
Elise - The nerd was a stone dragon,the heartless words hitting his scales that protected him.
Brittney -Crocodiles teeth are white daggers, so be careful.
Thomas -His arms are two giant rocks stopping everything in there path.
Logan - Her hair is seaweed, swaying in the water.
Phoebe - She was buried treasure, waiting to be discovered.
Nerida -
Yolanda -
Riley -
Lillith -Her poem was deep,deeper than the sea
Fergus -that horse is a bucking bronco
Maeve -