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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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Metaphors Poster

A poster explaining metaphors. Part of a set of figurative language device posters.

Similes Poster

A poster explaining similes. Part of a set of figurative language device posters.

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Figurative Language Board Game

A board game to help reinforce figurative language. Laminate for a long-lasting resource.

Figurative Language Student Reference Card

A reference card explaining the different figurative language devices: alliteration, metaphors, similes, personification, onomatopoeia.

Figurative Language Card Game

A card game to help reinforce figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification). Laminate for a long-lasting resource.

Hyperbole Match

Choose from a word list to complete the hyperboles.

Classify Figurative Language (1)

Read each sentence and work out whether it is a simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification or alliteration.

Classify & Justify Figurative Language (2)

Students identify which figurative language has been used and explain their choices.