Literal versus Nonliteral Language Worksheets:
Metaphors 1 –
Find the metaphors in the sentences. Read each sentence below. Circle the metaphor in each sentence. Then rewrite
each sentence without the metaphor, to show what is actually happening.
– You will need to have read a few comic books for this one. A superhero's name can be a metaphor. Match the names of each superhero on
the right to the literal descriptions of his or her power on the left.
Metaphor | Simile
– Add a "like" in there and over there too. Remember, a simile uses the words "like" or "as" to compare one thing to another. Use the
pictures for inspiration!
Paul Bunyan – The
story of a baby Bunyan. Read the story below. Underline the hyperboles.
Amy at Bedtime – What
happens when a monster doesn't want to go to bed? : Read the story below. Fill in the blanks
with figurative language to make Amy's story
– You are mostly looking for action words to help you here.
1 – Some of these will be totally new for kids.
2 – Complete each sentence to make it work.
– Wanda meets up with her tall friend for the first time.