This resource contains 3 sets of worksheets on figurative language and the literary devices of alliteration, personification, similes and metaphors.

Similes and Metaphors Worksheets

A set of 16 worksheets on identifying and using similes and metaphors. Contents include

1.Worksheets on 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.

2. Worksheets on 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.

3. A poster on the difference between similes and metaphors.

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

Personification Worksheets

A set of 16 worksheets on identifying and using personification. Tasks include

1.Identifying alliteration in sentences and poetry and literature from The Ancient Mariner by Coleridge, The Fog by Carl Sandburg , Jack Frost, The Eight-Story Kiss by Tom Robbins , The Windmill by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow , Sea Fever by John Masefield, I wandered lonely as a cloud by William Wordsworth, Snow and Snow by Ted Hughes.

2. Writing sentences and short paragraphs containing personification on themes.

The resource also contains an explanation and definition sheet about personification.

An accompanying PowerPoint is also available

Personification PowerPoint Lesson

Alliteration Worksheets

A set of 13 worksheets on identifying and using alliteration. Tasks include

1.Identifying alliteration in sentences and poetry and literature from Harry Potter, The Highwayman, The Listeners, Kubla Khan, Cargoes, Sea Fever and The Ancient Mariner.

2. Writing sentences and short paragraphs containing alliteration.

An accompanying PowerPoint is also available

Alliteration PowerPoint Lesson

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  • personification-worksheet-master-answers.zip

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Created: Jun 16, 2016

Updated: Jul 17, 2017

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