Similes and Metaphors Worksheets To Print:
Say it with a Simile - Finish
up all the sentences that you start with. Using the prompts below, finish each sentence, using a comparison of your choice.
Understanding Similes - Match
the similes to the meanings. I would also encourage students to highlight or underline where the comparison is in the sentence.
What Do They Mean By That?
- You will find a ton of famous similes here. They were all written by very famous writers. Underline of of them in the
sentences. Then, underneath the sentence, write what you think it means.
Using Metaphors to Express Complex
Ideas - Some writers are great at taking abstract ideas and
making them easy for their readers to grasp. The famous playwright William Shakespeare
was brilliant at portraying complex ideas using this technique. Let's see how he does it.
Metaphor | Simile
- Read each sentence below. Is it a metaphor (M) or a simile (S)?
Write M or S in the box.
Lemons and Oranges
- Cross out the word like or as in each simile. Then rewrite each
simile as a metaphor.
The Poem as Metaphor
- Poets often use metaphors in poetry. Sometimes a whole poem is
written, expanding on a single metaphor. Read the poem. Then answer
- Read each sentence. Then name the person, place or thing in the
sentence that is being compared to the metaphor in bold.
- Look around the classroom. Choose five objects. Write the name
of each object on one of the lines below.
- Have a class contest for Halloween. Who can come up with the spookiest
similes? Fill in the blanks below.
- Read the paragraphs, which are rich in simile and metaphor. Underline
the metaphors and circle the similes.
The Power of Simile
- You can use a simile to express powerful feelings. The quote above
by Cicero is a perfect example.