Worksheets on Simile and Metaphor [with answers]

Simile and metaphor are figures of speech that contrast one thing with another to show that they have similarities. They are often used in poetry, but you can also find them in everyday language.

A simile uses words like “like” or “as.” This means we know exactly what the comparison is without any other help. For example: “The baby’s skin is as soft as silk.”

A metaphor doesn’t use those words. Instead, it just says something is something else entirely. For example: “That man is a lion.”

Worksheets on Simile and Metaphor

Worksheet 1

  • Red like a rose
  • He is a pigeon
  • Tom is a lion
  • As strong as an ox
  • Alice is a shining star
  • White like snow
  • Fight like cats and dogs
  • She is a chicken
  • As sweet as honey
  • The moon is a white ball
  • As busy as a bee
  • Stars are diamonds in the sky
  • As black as coal
  • Love is a battlefield
worksheets on simile and metaphor
worksheets on simile and metaphor

Answers

  • Red like a rose (simil)
  • He is a pigeon (metaphor)
  • Tom is a lion (metaphor)
  • As strong as an ox (simil)
  • Alice is a shining star (metaphor)
  • White like snow (simil)
  • Fight like cats and dogs (simil)
  • She is a chicken (metaphor)
  • As sweet as honey (simil)
  • The moon is a white ball (metaphor)
  • As busy as a bee (simil)
  • Stars are diamonds in the sky (metaphor)
  • As black as coal (simil)
  • Love is a battlefield (metaphor)

Worksheet 2

  1. He was in a fog.
  2. He looked like the cat that got the cream.
  3. The police officer was way out of line.
  4. He kept jumping to conclusions.
  5. It felt as soft as silk.
  6. He is as strong as Hercules.
  7. Love is a natural force.
  8. To look like a million dollar man.
  9. To have butterflies in your stomach.
  10. She is working like a robot.
  11. Tom is feeling as light as air.
  12. To give someone a hard time.
  13. She was walking on thin ice.
  14. Her skin is soft like petals of a rose.
  15. I was dumbfounded.
simile and metaphor worksheet
Simile and metaphor worksheet

Answers

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  2. Simile
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  7. Metaphor
  8. Simile
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  12. Metaphor
  13. Metaphor
  14. Simile
  15. Metaphor

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