Literature: Figures of Speech – Simile and Metaphor
This is a direct comparison between two dissimilar things using “as” “like” and “than”.
- Ada talks like a parrot
- Uche ate her food like a wolf
- He crawled like a snake
- Timothy is as cunning as a fox
- He is as dirty as a pig
- Mugibi is like a mad dog
- She is as beautiful as her mother
- Ariya runs like an antelope
- He is larger than life
- I am better than you
Metaphor implies a comparison of two things in a direct manner. In a simile, we compare one thing, idea, or person to another using ‘as’, ‘like’ and ‘than’ but in metaphor we say one thing is another thing directly. She is a goat.
- Bola has a heart of stone.
- Ada is a parrot.
- He is a pig.
- You are the salt of life.
- She is a dove.
Give five examples each on Simile and Metaphor
1. The sentence below are in the present tense. Change them to present continuous tense.
i. Musa takes his bath
ii. Clara sings a song
iii. They run a race
iv. Kola writes a letter
v. The girl reads her novel
2. Write five words each with the following phonetic symbols.
/ɔi/, /au/, /ǝu/, /ai/View Answers
Reference: A new Concept English, Book 1, by F. Ademola et al.