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Similes and Metaphors

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

similes metaphors Worksheets


This fun poem has many examples of similes. There are also worksheets that can be used with the poem.
2nd through 5th Grades
Common Core
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Students write similes using the words like and as about people they know.
3rd through 5th Grades
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
Students must choose the best answer to complete each simile.
3rd through 5th Grades


This cute poem describes a family using animal metaphors. Following the poem is a metaphor worksheet.
2nd through 5th Grades
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. A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement used by a writer to make his/her writing more fun and interesting.

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