What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

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Metaphors, the definition of, types of, and examples of, are the subject of a short video that models for viewers this grand poobah of literary terms. Colorful images and animations are used to illustrate the connections between seemingly dissimilar things. In addition, the narrator introduces the concept of equivalence to distinguish between metaphors and similes. Consider extending the lesson by asking class members to craft their own examples of metaphors, extended metaphors, and mixed metaphors. The video can stand alone or be used with the other seven in a series that examine literary devices.

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CCSS: Designed
  • Includes complete transcript of the presentation and a brief quiz to check for understanding


  • Some learners may need additional examples to clarify the quality of equivalence between metaphors and similes
Common Core