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Similes and Metaphors

Got simile? In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll learn how to make comparisons as Tim and Moby introduce you to those famous literary devices, similes and metaphors! Learn how to understand poetry better and improve your own writing as you discover which device says something is LIKE another and which says something IS another. You’ll also find out how a simile can make a connection between two ideas, why metaphors don’t always need to make sense, and how imagery can cut back on the amount of description you need. Now complete this sentence: Moby is like a ... (Hint: It’s not “big orange robot!”)

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