Similes and Metaphors : PowerPoint Lesson

This resource contains a 37 slide PowerPoint lesson on the literary devices of similes and metaphors.

The PowerPoint explains the difference between similes and metaphors and why they are used. It contains examples of similes and metaphors from poetry and literature -I wandered Lonely As a Cloud (William Wordsworth) , The Ancient Mariner (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), The Highwayman (Alfred Noyes), My luv is like a red, red rose ( Robert Burns) and the Bible.

Opportunities are provided for pupils to identify similes and metaphors. It also contains images to stimulate students to compose their own similes and metaphors.

An accompanying set of worksheets on similes and metaphors is also available:

Similes and Metaphors Set of 16 Worksheets

This resource contains a set of 16 worksheets on identifying and using similes and metaphors.

Tasks / Content includes:

Identifying similes and metaphors in sentences and poetry and literature from The Ancient Mariner by Coleridge, Sea Fever by John Masefield, I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, A red, red rose by Robert Burns, several bible verses and Shakespeare quotes.

Composing sentences and short paragraphs containing similes and metaphors on themes including foggy day, the haunted house, the snow, the combine harvester, candle flame, trees, hate, love, happiness.

A poster on the difference between similes and metaphors.

An explanation sheet with examples of metaphors and similes and the difference between them.

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Similes and Metaphors PowerPoint Lesson and Worksheets

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Created: Jun 11, 2016

Updated: Oct 19, 2019

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