Her face was shining like the sun. (simile)
Her face shone with joy. (metaphor)
Here's a short poem that is based completely on one metaphor. What two things are being compared?
|Monet, The Houses of Parliament Series|
(Effect of Fog)
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
Notice that the poem never says that the fog is like a cat or similar to a cat. It says the fog is a cat.
We'll talk more about metaphors and similes tomorrow. Today, try to listen for both and write a few down. You may be surprised to hear we use them all the time!