Poetry and Paragraphs: a 16-Week Course of Integrated Literature, Research, and Paragraph Writing for Middle School and Early High School

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Homework Day 1

In the examples below, find the metaphors and similes. Identify similes and metaphors as I did above: “This is metaphor because X is compared to the unlike thing Y without using like or as” OR “This is a simile because X is compared to the unlike thing Y using like (or as) OR “This is a conceit because X is compared to Y using a metaphor that extends over several lines. Just one comparison below can be described as a conceit.
Song of Solomon 2:1

I am a rose of Sharon,

A lily of the valley.
Metaphors, similes, and conceits:

The Tightrope Walker

Balancing carefully, she shifts her burdens

To and fro. She dares not breathe

Or speak. She moves forward, her performance just begun,

Down the long aisle of ladies and lords

To accept her crown and become queen.

Metaphors, similes, and conceits:

Moon Dog

He is like the moon, growing larger bit by bit

My hungry pup, little Zip.

Metaphors, similes, and conceits:

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