Similes and Metaphors Worksheets

This resource contains a set of 16 worksheets on identifying and using the literary devices of 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. An explanation sheet with examples of metaphors and similes and the difference between them.

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Similes and Metaphors PowerPoint Lesson

This resource contains a 37-slide PowerPoint on the literary devices of similes and metaphors. The PowerPoint explains similes and metaphors and the difference between them. It also explains why they are used. It gives many 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 to are provided for pupils to identify similes and metaphors and The PowerPoint contains images to stimulate pupils to compose their own similes and metaphors.

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Created: Jun 15, 2016

Updated: Jun 24, 2019


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