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Similes and Metaphors

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The Art of the Metaphor
From ted.com, produced by TED education
This is an excellent TED Ed video all about similes and metaphors.  Students can learn about figurative language in a precise and clear presentation.  (05:38)
October 15, 2012 at 01:51 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
It's a Metaphor!
From YouTube, produced by 60 second recap
This video gives examples of common metaphors and tells why authors use them when writing. (01:20)
February 26, 2011 at 03:52 PM
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Ages: 10 - 15
Similes and Metaphors
From YouTube, produced by Danielle Joerger
This computer-animated video defines similes and metaphors. The video then distinguishes between the two by writing both a simile and metaphor to describe the same person. (03:11)
July 25, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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Ages: 9 - 12
The Use of Similes and Metaphors in Students' Poems
From YouTube, produced by julieteubner4
This selection contains a video of students reading poems they have written which contain similes and metaphors.  This video could be used by teachers when encouraging students to use figurative language.  (01:19)
July 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Simile, Metaphor, and Personification
From YouTube
The instructor uses a whiteboard and clip-art cut-outs to demonstrate three types of figurative language.  This video is suitable for third-grade students and older. (Note: The instructor deliberately has the first few seconds blurred.) (02:22)
December 30, 2009 at 08:59 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Similes and Metaphors In Pop Music
From YouTube
This is a student-created clip that focuses on similes and metaphors in today's music. (01:37)
October 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Similes and Metaphors in Songs
From YouTube, produced by TheTangTwins
This video features a student defining similes and metaphors and showing examples of each from songs.  Each example is followed by an explanation of its meaning.  (05:52)
July 30, 2012 at 08:49 AM
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Ages: 6 - 12
Use of Similes in Student-Generated Texts
From YouTube
This video of a third-grade class focuses on the social construction of knowledge about the use of similes in student generated text. Students use each other and the classroom environment to remember and extend what is read and written. Two students ... [more]
September 11, 2011 at 09:32 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Similes and Metaphors in Pop Music
From YouTube
This video includes clips and lyrics from popular songs by Katy Perry, Kanye West, The Rascall Flatts, Nelly, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and others.  All of the songs contain similes or metaphors.  The similes and metaphors in "Firework" are identifi... [more]
July 23, 2012 at 08:59 PM
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My Best Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil
From YouTube, produced by xtranormal
This computer-generated character describes various parts of his school to his grandma by using LOTS of similes and metaphors.  Can you find them all? (02:46)
February 27, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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