Similes and Metaphors

The Lighthouse

The light house, the guardian angel of the night
She shines her light for all the lost sailors passing by
Her beam bright as the sun, flashing through the night sky

The lighthouse, a soldier during the storms
Standing tall, unafraid of the chaos
Her light piercing through the storm like sharp knives

The light house the night owl of the day
Sleeping and cozzed away until the night
Her beam off as silent as a deer not wanting to be found

Katherine Sessor

Instructions:
1. Identify three similes and three metaphors in the above poem. Number them accordingly in your entry post.
2. Choose one simile and one metaphor and explain why its use is effective.

34 Response to "Similes and Metaphors"

  1. hao ming Says:

    1) Similes:
    - Bright as the sun
    - Like sharp knives
    - As silent as a deer

    Metaphor:
    - The guardian angel of the night
    - A soldier during the storms
    - The night owl of the day

    2) Bright as the sun:
    It is effective as it shows how bright the beam of her light is.

    Soldier during the storm:
    It is effective as it shows how strong the lighthouse is during the storm.

  2. stormbreaker Says:

    Metaphors

    1 The guardian angel of the night
    2 A soldier during the storms
    3 The night owl of the day

    Similes

    1 Beam as bright as the sun
    2 Light piercing through the storm like sharp knives
    3 As silent as a deer

    Metaphor definition

    A soldier during the storms - It implies that the lighthouse is very sturdy and can resist the storm.

    Simile Definition

    Beam as bright as the sun - It implies that the beam of light that is emitted from the lighthouse is very bright.

  3. ming yong Says:

    Metaphors:
    1:The light house, the guardian angel of the night
    2:The lighthouse, a soldier during the storms
    3: The light house the night owl of the day

    Simile:
    1:Her beam bright as the sun
    2:Her light piercing through the storm like sharp knives
    3:Her beam off as silent as a deer not wanting to be found

    Favourite similie: 2, because it elaborates much about the lights
    Favourite metaphor:2, describes the light house's function

    PS: GO LOOK AT WHATS IN CHEN YU'S FIREFOX

  4. Jake Wee Says:

    Similes
    1)Her beam bright as the sun
    2)Her beam off as silent as a deer
    3)Her light piercing through the storm like sharp knives
    Metaphor
    1)The lighthouse, a soldier during the storms
    2)The light house, the guardian angel of the night
    3)The light house the night owl of the day
    I will choose the simile number 1 as it shows that her beam of light is very bright.
    i would choose metaphor number 2 as it tells us the lighthouse guides the boats to the shore like a guardian angel

  5. Joel Says:

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  6. WRC Says:

    1. as silent as a deer
    2. bright as the sun
    3. like sharp knives

    1. the night owl of the day
    2. a soldier during the storms
    3. the gurdian angel of the night

    as silent as a deer
    it is effective as deers are quiet

    a soldier through the storms
    it is effective as it is brave and the lighthouse always shines during the storms

  7. brendon Says:

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  9. stormbreaker Says:

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  10. Izzat Says:

    1)
    Similes
    1. bright as the sun
    2. like sharp knives
    3. as silent as a deer

    Metaphors
    1. guardian angel of the night
    2. a soldier during the storms
    3. night owl of the day

    2)
    Simile
    I chose 'as light as the sun' as it shows how bright the beam of the lighthouse is.

    Metaphor
    I chose 'guardian angel of the night' as it shows that the lighthouse is a savior for the sailors at night.

  11. Akhil Says:

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  12. Matthias Lee Says:

    3Simlies
    1)Her beam bright as the sun
    2)Her light piercing through the storm like sharp knives
    3)Her beam off as silent as a deer not wanting to be found

    3 Metaphors
    1)The light house, the guardian angel of the night
    2)The lighthouse, a soldier during the storms
    3)The light house the night owl of the day

    I chose the 3rd simile and the 1st metaphor.
    I chose the 3rd simile as deer usually want to hide from its predator by silently moving away and the beam also silently disappears.
    I chose the 1st metaphor as the lighthouse guides sailors through the storm,hence it can be called the guardian angel of the night.
    YAY 9TH comment

  13. ming yong Says:

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  14. ilikemilkandpie Says:

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  15. Mirza.Dzul Says:

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  16. ilikemilkandpie Says:

    Similes:
    1.beam as bright as the sun,
    2.beam off as silent as a deer not wanting to be found,
    3.piercing through the storm like sharp knives.

    Metaphor:
    1.the night owl of the day,
    2.a soldier during the storms,
    3.the guardian angel of the night

    The night owl of the day is a good metaphor because it compares a night owl which is active at night and sleeps during the day.

    Beam as bright as the sun is a good simile as it compares the beam to the sun which is bright.

  17. brendon Says:

    similes

    1 ) as silent a a deer
    2 ) bright as the sun
    3 ) like sharp knives

    metaphor

    1) guardian angel of the night
    2) the night owl of the day
    3) a soldier during the storms


    similes: 2) as bright as the sun.
    It means the beam of the light house is as bright as the sun.

    metaphor: 2) the night owl of the day
    It only works in the night and does not work in the morning.

  18. Joel Says:

    Similes
    1)bright as the sun
    2)like sharp knives
    3)as silent as a deer not wanting to be found

    Metaphors
    1)the night owl of the day
    2)a soldier during the storms
    3)guardian angel of the night


    1)bright as the sun-The lighthouse's light is very bright












    3)guardian angel of the night-It protects all ships passing by helping them not to crash into the rocks

  19. Chan Jia Ler Says:

    Chan Jia Ler
    1)Similes
    1) Her beam as bright as the sun
    2) Piercing like sharp knives
    3) As silent as a deer

    Metaphors
    1) The guardian angel of the night.
    2) A soldier during the storms.
    3) The night owl of the day.

    2) The simile: Her beam was as bright as the sun, it is effective because it makes sense, as the sun is bright.

    The metaphor: The night owl of the day, meaning that the lighthouse is not being used during the daytime, like an owl.

  20. Abu Ubaidah Says:

    1) Similes-1)bright as the sun; 2)piercing through the storm like sharp knives;3)as silent as a deer not wanting to be found;
    Metaphors- 1)a soldier during the storms ;2)guardian angel of the night;3)night owl of the day

    2) Simile-Bright as the sun-This stresses the intensity of the brightness of the lighthouse, which is compared to the sun.
    Metaphor-Guardian Angel of the night- This metaphor shows that the lighthouse protects people at night.

  21. ming yong Says:

    Metaphors:
    1:The light house, the guardian angel of the night
    2:The lighthouse, a soldier during the storms
    3: The light house the night owl of the day

    Simile:
    1:Her beam bright as the sun
    2:Her light piercing through the storm like sharp knives
    3:Her beam off as silent as a deer not wanting to be found

    Favorite simile: 2, because it elaborates much about the lights
    Favorite metaphor:2, describes the light house's function

    PS: GO LOOK AT WHATS IN CHEN YU'S FIREFOX SERIOUSLY YOU WILL SEE SOME STUFF!!!!! COME ON

  22. daniel tan Says:

    Simile
    1. as silent as a deer
    2.as bright as the sun
    3.like sharp knives
    Metaphor
    1.night owl
    2. soldier
    3.guardian angel

    Metaphor
    Guardian angel- the lighthouse is like a guardian angel as it guides ships passing by it.
    Simile
    as bright as the sun- It shows how bright the lighthouse

  23. NXTidiot Says:

    1.(a)Similes

    1. bright as the sun
    2. as silent as a deer
    3. light piercing through the storm like sharp knives
    (b)Metaphors

    1. The light house, the guardian angel of the night
    2. The lighthouse, a soldier during the storms
    3. The light house the night owl of the day

    2. (a)One simile is 'bright as the sun'. It is effective as it describes the brightness of the light coming from the lighthouse.
    (b) One metaphor is 'The light house, the guardian angel of the night'. It tells us that the lighthouse helps and protects the lost sailors and guides them.
    Abram

  24. Yu Jin Qian Says:

    1. Bright as the sun
    2.like sharp knifes
    3.as silent as a deer

    1.The guardian angel of the night
    2.The night owl of the day
    3. A soldier in the storm

    Bright as the sun as it shows that how bright the lighthouse is.

    A soldier in the storm as it soldiers are very brave.

  25. Tai Chen Yu Says:

    1)Simile 1.Her beam as bright as the sun
    2.Beam silent as a deer.
    3.Piercing through the storm like sharp knives.
    Metaphor 1.The guardian angel of the night
    2. The night owl of the day
    3.A soldier during the storms
    2)Simile 2 and Metaphor 1 as they both describe how the lighthouse silently protects ship at night as if like a guardian angel.

  26. Jonathan Phang Says:

    The 3 similes in the poem are : 1)beam bright as the sun
    2)beam off as silent as a deer not wanting to be found
    3) storm like sharp knives
    The 3 metaphors in the poem are : 1)guardian angel of the night
    2)soldier during the storms
    3)night owl of the day
    Chosen simile : beam off as silent as a deer not wanting to be found
    This is effective as it describes the beam of the light house very realistically and this helps the reader to understand it easier as it links to a deer not wanting to be found.

    Chosen metaphor : soldier during the storms
    This is effective as it describes the light house as soldier fighting against the storms which makes it easier for the reader to understand by linking it to a soldier fighting.

  27. Akhil Says:

    Similes
    1) Bright as the sun
    2) Piercing through the storm like sharp knives
    3) As silent as a deer

    Metaphor
    1) The guardian angel of the night
    2) A soldier during the storms
    3) The night owl of the day

    Similes(Bright as the sun)-The beam of the light house is very bright.

    Metaphor(The night owl of the day)-The light house is used at night but not in the morning.

  28. WRC Says:

    simile is the one on top and metaphor is the one below

    ray

  29. Ǥяαи∂cнαƨɛя Says:

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  30. Bevan Koo Says:

    Similes
    1)Her beam off as silent as a deer
    2)Her beam bright as the sun
    3)Her light piercing through the storm like sharp knives
    Metaphors
    1)The lighthouse, a soldier during the storms
    2)The light house the night owl of the day
    3)The light house, the guardian angel of the night

    I prefer the 2) for the similes and 2) for the metaphors. The simile that I chose tells the readers how bright the beam was. The Metaphor that I chose tells the readers how useless it was in the morning.

    Bevan Koo

  31. Mirza.Dzul Says:

    Simile
    1.bright as the sun
    2.piercing through the storm like sharp knives
    3.silent as a deer not wanting to be found

    The simile I chose was bright as the sun.It shows how bright the sun was

    Metaphor
    1. guardian angel of the night
    2.a soldier during the storms
    3.the night owl of the day

    The metaphor I chose was "guardian angel of the night" It shows that the lighthouse protected the sailors

  32. yub Says:

    1) Similes:
    - Bright as the sun
    - Like sharp knives
    - As silent as a deer

    Metaphor:
    - The guardian angel of the night
    - A soldier during the storms
    - The night owl of the day

    2) Bright as the Sun
    It shows that the beam of light from the lighthouse is very bright.

    The guardian angle of the night
    It shows that the lighthouse protects the ship by preventing them from crashing into rocks

  33. Ǥяαи∂cнαƨɛя Says:

    1a) Similes:
    1-as silent as a deer not wanting to be found
    2-beam bright as the sun
    3-pirecing through the storm like sharp knifes

    1b) Metephors:
    1-the night owl of the day
    2-all the lost sailors passing by
    3-soldier during the storm

    2)
    Simile(2): it describes the intensity of the sun.
    Metaphor(1): it describes the "working hours" of the the lighthouse


    Ong Ding Shan

  34. Ronak Mehta Says:

    1) Similes:
    - Bright as the sun
    - Like sharp knives
    - As silent as a deer

    Metaphor:
    - The guardian angel of the night
    - A soldier during the storms
    - The night owl of the day

    2) Bright as the sun:
    It is effective as it shows how bright the beam of her light is.

    Soldier during the storm:
    It is effective as it shows how strong the lighthouse is during the storm.

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