Printables for This Topic:
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.