Students will consider images as metaphor.
- Students will consider Dr. Fisch’s use of metaphor in his story.
- Students will create and illustrate a metaphor from their own
Metaphor, imagery, illustrate, characteristics, collage
On page 8 of Light From The Yellow Star, Dr. Fisch paints a
picture of a bridge over the River Danube. He writes that his parents
and his nurse were his bridge to understanding and respecting other
people’s beliefs and ways of life.
Think about the people in your life and how you would illustrate
them or your relationship. If you have trouble, try thinking to
yourself "My little brother is like a _____" or "My
grandma treats me like a _____."
Now draw, describe, or make a collage of that image.
Present your metaphor to the class and answer any questions they
- What is the purpose of metaphor? Why doesn’t Dr. Fisch just say,
"At home I learned to respect others?"