English /Grammar & Language /Figurative Language
Figurative language is the use of language to convey meaning which differs from the literal meaning of the words. This collection of figurative language worksheets includes the poetic devices of onomatopoeia, similes, metaphors, alliteration, personification and hyperbole. Visit our Poetry Writing page for more resources to teach poetry and figurative language.
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Figurative Language Board Game
A board game to help reinforce figurative language. Laminate for a long-lasting resource.
Figurative Language Card Game
A card game to help reinforce figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification). Laminate for a long-lasting resource.
Simile Poem Worksheet: ‘My Family’
This worksheet focuses on similes. Read the poem and answer the questions.
Poetic Language Devices Worksheet
Read about 9 poetic language devices and then write an example of each.
Personification Poem Worksheet: ‘Goodnight’
This worksheet focuses on personification. Read the poem and answer the questions.
Onomatopoeia Poem Worksheet: ‘I Can’t Write a Poem’
This worksheet focuses on onomatopoeia. Read the poem and answer the questions.