Re-watch the following video of ‘The Spider and the Fly’ poem:
In the poem, there are lots of metaphors used.
Metaphors compare different things.
They suggest that two things are the same.
Eg. They call the spiral of the web a ‘winding stair’
Can you find any more metaphors in the poem?
Here is a spider’s web.
Write a metaphor to describe:
a) its shape
b) its colour
c) its strength.
Eg. The spider’s web is a steel rope, that it uses to entrap its prey.
The spider uses a metaphor to describe the fly: “Your robes are green and purple”.
Write three metaphors to describe the spider’s appearance.
E.g. The spider’s hairy, spindly legs were a cage around the helpless fly.
This poem is also a fable, because it has a lesson/moral at the end.
What is the moral?
How does the spider trick the fly?
Why isn’t flattery (excess praise) a good thing?