Posted by: clarken | February 4, 2010

Similes

While reading fairy tales the past few weeks, we have been noting some of our favorite character traits and descriptions used by the authors. We noticed that in many of The Brothers Grimm tales, characters are compared to something so that we can better imagine them.

 

“… child white as snow, red as blood, and hair as black as ebony…” (Snow White)

“Her golden hair shone like the sun.” (Rapunzel)

Remember that when an author compares two unlike things (hair and sun) using like or as this is called a SIMILE.  (Still not sure what a simile is? Rewatch  this amazing Simile Video - scroll down- made by Mr. Clarken’s 4th Grade class.)

Now that we are writing our own fairy tales, start thinking of ways in which you can use similes to describe your hero/heroine and your supernatural adversaries or deceitful/ferocious beasts. 

Please leave a comment below sharing a simile to describe one of YOUR characters. (Metaphors are also welcome…)

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  1. Hi mrs. Clarken I see that we are going to read snow white I heard of it before and saw a version and not to mention but I accedentily put my homework in my desk so could do it at recess? Im sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi Mrs.Clarken,We read Snow White.I saw similes,I heared Snow White’s lips were as red as blood,Snow White’s hair was black as amily,and Snow White was as white as snow.;)

  3. SIMELIES IS TO DISCRIBE A PERSO ANDTHING

    SUCH AS ITS WINDY LIKE A HURCANE.

    HOPE I
    GET IT RIGHT

    ALEXIA

  4. Her hair are like ebony and Her lips are like blood and face is like snow and Her colths soft as silk

  5. We read Snow White on Friday and there were some similes and metaphors. One of them are “she was as white as snow,red as blood and her hair was as black as evenie. I noticed that the rule of threes are the three drops of blood from her finger,the three times she fell for the tricks,three times the witch visited her,three times she opened the door to the witch.


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