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The Coming of the Iron Man

The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff.

How far had he walked? Nobody knows. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows?

Taller than a house, the Iron Man stood at the top of the cliff, on the very brink, in the darkness.

The wind sang through his fingers. His great iron head, shaped like a dustbin but as big as a bedroom, slowly turned to the right, slowly turned to the left. His iron ears turned, this way, that way. He was hearing the sea. His eyes, like headlamps, glowed white, then red, then infra-red, searching the sea. Never before had the Iron Man seen the sea.

 

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This is the opening from the ‘Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. Can you imagine what the Iron Man looks like? Ted Hughes hasn’t used many adjectives but he has created a strong image with his use of similes.

 

Can you remember what a simile is ?

Why not watch this BBC clip to remind you? (There are some activities and a quiz too)

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zfkk7ty/articles/z9tkxfr

 

Then ...

1. Underline (or copy out) the similes.

Create 2 similes to describe each of the pictures below:

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(This pdf has the text and questions too) 

CHALLENGE ?

Complete the following 'Similes activity mat':

 

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