Introduction to similes

AUTHOR: Liz Sparg

PUBLISHER: FunDza Literacy Trust


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Similes always include the word “like” or “as” to compare two things. We use similes to compare things that are quite different but that have a quality that is similar. Eg. Nomsa was as fierce as a lioness.

A lioness is very different from Nomsa but they have a quality that is the same: they are both protective of their young and are quick to attack anyone who threatens their cubs or children. Comparing Nomsa to a lioness gives us a good picture of just how frightening Nomsa can be.

People use similes to make their writing more interesting and descriptive.

6 Responses

  1. Its Simple

    2 Dec 2016 at 20:39
  2. like it …quizes were fun and tricky

    31 Oct 2016 at 23:17
  3. like it …quizes were so fun ntricky

    31 Oct 2016 at 23:16
  4. L.O.L.!!
    Fail to do the teacher’s assignment u’ll b forced 2 write th follwing similie on the bboard
    as proud as a peahen,as cool as haters,as rough as a fu’bal tournament bluh!bluh!bluh!

    Cyanid Pablo
    29 Oct 2016 at 04:35
  5. These topics remind me of my high school english and literature lessons. I like to have more examples on irony. Thank you so much.

    amos p. gardy
    22 Aug 2016 at 17:58
  6. I like it

    9 Aug 2016 at 01:35

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