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Identify Text Meaning

In this worksheet, students practise identifying and completing similes and metaphors.

'Identify Text Meaning' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   English

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar: Imagery (Metaphors, Similes & Personification)

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Worksheet Overview

A simile is a way of describing something by comparing it to something else.

Tornado

He rushed in and out again like a whirlwind.

Feather

I can easily lift this case. It's as light as a feather

 

A simile uses the words 'like' or 'as....as'.

 

Metaphors also compare things, but do not use the words 'like' or 'as....as'. When we write metaphors we state that something actually is something else, even though it is impossible.

Ice cube

My feet are blocks of ice.

Our feet are not really blocks of ice, but using this metaphor is more interesting than simply saying 'my feet are cold'.

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