Similes and Metaphors

Use these worksheets to teach your students about similes and metaphors.

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Similes
This fun poem has many examples of similes. There are also worksheets that can be used with the poem.
2nd through 5th Grades
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Students write similes using the words like and as about people they know.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Students must match the beginning of each simile with the end part. Each simile is a common expression, such as "as Busy as a Beaver" or "As Sly as a Fox."
2nd through 4th Grades
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Students must choose the best answer to complete each simile.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Metaphors
This cute poem describes a family using animal metaphors. Following the poem is a metaphor worksheet.
2nd through 5th Grades
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See also:
Idiom Worksheets

We also have worksheets on idioms, or common expressions that do not mean what they sound like.

Hyperbole Worksheets

Be sure you also take a look at our hyperbole worksheets. Hyperboles are exaggerated statements used by writers to make their writing more fun and interesting.