Similes
Metaphors
Personification
Persuasive Essay
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How many examples of similes are there in this verse? What are they? Oh my love's like a red, red rose That's newly sprung in June Oh my love's like the melody That's sweetly played in tune. (Robert Burns)
What is 2. What is: my love's like a red, red rose and my love's like the melody

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How many examples of metaphors are there in this verse? What are they? Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. (Langston Hughes)
What is 2 metaphors. 1) Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. 2) Life is a barren field frozen with snow.

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How many examples of personification are there in the following verse? What are they? And the poems that had been hiding in the eyes of skunks for centuries crawled out and curled up at his feet. (Naomi Shihab Nye)
What is 1: The poems crawled out and curled up at his feet.

100

Name the five parts of a persuasive essay in the correct order.
What is Hook, Thesis Statement, Argument, Counterargument, Call to Action.

100

Tell me about one poem (it can be any poem) that a student wrote that we've read in class. Who wrote it? What was the poem about? What did you like about it?

200

Give 2 similes using "as" to say that someone is good.
What is She's as good as gold. He's as good as a pizza. She's as good as a day of vacation. He's as good as a birthday party with all my friends and family.

200

Explain the similarity and difference between a simile and a metaphor.
What is both a simile and a metaphor compare two things. But a simile uses "like" or "as" and a metaphor does not.

200

Change the following sentence into a personification: The radio is loud.
What is The radio is singing at the top of its lungs. The radio is shouting so loud I can hear it outside.

200

Give me a thesis statement for the following topic: school lunches
What is I think that school lunches should be longer because 20 minutes is not enough time to eat, let alone relax and have a break from our classes.

200

Who does anonymous mean?
What is the author did not sign their name to their work.

300

Give two similes using "like" to say that something is bad.
What is It's as bad as trash. It's as bad as a rainy day at the beach. It's as bad as 18 hours of homework. It's as bad as no summer vacation.

300

Give 2 metaphors - one to say that someone is stubborn and one to say that someone is tall.
He is a mule. She is a donkey. She is a giraffe. He is a tree.

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What is the difference between a personification and a simile?
What is a personification gives human characteristics to a non-human thing, while a simile compares two different things or people.

300

Give me a hook for the following thesis statement: Students should not have to take the MCAS because it is an unfair test for English Language Learners that takes up valuable time that could be spent in our classes.
What is Imagine this: You've just arrived in the U.S. It's your first day at school. You only speak a little English - just a few words that you studied in your country before moving here. You walk into your first day of school and your teacher, who knows you do not speak English and cannot write an essay in English, hands you a test and says: Write an essay. How would you feel?

300

Give a 2 similes (one with like and one with as) AND a metaphor to say that someone is tall.
What is He is as tall as a skyscraper. He is like a skyscraper. He is a skyscraper.

400

Give four similes, one each for the following things: playing soccer going to school waking up early a dream deferred Use "like" in your similes. Then tell me whether your similes describe these things as good or bad. Then tell me whether my similes describe these things as good or bad.
What is Playing soccer is like a sunny day at the beach. Going to school is like long foreign movie with no intermission and no subtitles. Waking up early is like an ice cold shower. A dream deferred is like an explosion.

400

What two things are being compared in the following metaphor? Explain the meaning of the metaphor. This being human is a guest house. Every morning, a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all!
What is being human and a guest house. It means that just like a guest house, where many new and different people come every day, a person has many new and different feelings that come to them every day.

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What do the following personifications mean in this poem? Let the rain kiss you Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops Let the rain sing you a lullaby The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk The rain makes running pools in the gutter The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night And I love the rain. (Langston Hughes)
What is you should enjoy the beauty of the rain.

400

Give two arguments, either pro or con, (for or against), taking the MCAS Long Comp.
What is con: 1) It's unfair for English Language Learners to be evaluate in the same way as Native speakers. 2) We spend valuable class time preparing for the test instead of learning English and other subjects.

400

Which sentences are similes and which are not? 1) He likes pizza. 2) He's like a pizza. 3) Life is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to get. 4) Lilly likes boxes of chocolates. 5) I'd like to help you with your homework. 6) I'd like to introduce you to my friend. 7) I like your friend. 8) I'm like a balloon: my mind is always in the clouds.
What is Similes: 2, 3, 8

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Give four similes, one each for the following things: dancing eating my friend Ilya's cooking reading Harry Potter combing my hair Use "as" in your similes. Then tell me whether your similes describe these things as good or bad. Then tell me whether my similes describe these things as good or bad.
What is Dancing is as fun as a going to the park. Eating my friend Ilya's cooking is as good as a trip to the dentist. Reading Harry Potter is as exciting as a rollercoaster. Combing my hair is as fun as having the flu.

500

Give four metaphors, one each for the following things: A silly person A trip to the dentist A fast person Reading a good book
What is He is a clown. It is a nightmare. She is a racehorse. It is a picnic.

500

Give me three sentences that use personification with the following objects: a cell phone a clock/watch the ocean
What is My cell phone shouted with each text message: READ ME! My watch begs me: Stop looking at me all the time! The ocean whispers lullabies as it rocks the boats to sleep.

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Give one counterargument for this topic: English Language Learners should NOT have to take the MCAS.
What is It is a way to measure and assess what you've learned so far in school.

500

Explain the meaning of the following very common similes and metaphors: Similes: They fight like cats and dogs. He smokes like a chimney. She works like a dog. Metaphors: He's a snake. She's a rock. America is a melting pot.
What is Similes: They fight like cats and dogs. - They fight a lot. He smokes like a chimney. - He smokes a lot. She works like a dog. - She works very hard. Metaphors: He's a snake. - He can't be trusted. She's a rock. - She's very strong. America is a melting pot. - Many different cultures blend together in the U.S.A.