Year 8 English, teaching the difference between similes and metaphors.
I was using Huddo, one of the popular boys in the class, as an example.
“If you going to describe Huddo using a simile, you might say that he was as brave as a lion for putting up with all your jokes about him.”
Huddo nodded nobly as the class tittered.
“But if you wanted to make the image stronger and turn it into a metaphor, you could take out the ‘as ‘ and just say that Huddo is a lion.”
Little Peter piped up in the front row, “So that means we can hunt him.”