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Similes make a comparison between two different things using ‘like’ or ‘as’. Metaphors make a comparison between two different things, often using ‘is’ or ‘was’. Here you will find our collection of simile and metaphor worksheets to help teach this figurative language device. Watch our Similes & Metaphors Video. For more figurative language devices, visit our Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole and Personification pages.
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Simile Poem Worksheet: ‘My Family’
This worksheet focuses on similes. Read the poem and answer the questions.
Metaphor Poem Worksheet: ‘Our Class’
This worksheet focuses on metaphors. Read the poem and answer the questions.
Similes: Avoiding Cliches
This worksheet helps students understand cliches and encourages them to come up with their own, unique similes.
Simile or Metaphor?
Identify what two things are being compared and then work out whether the comparison is a simile or a metaphor.