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Recognise Similes and Metaphors 1

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

'Recognise Similes and Metaphors 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Reading: Comprehension

Curriculum subtopic:  Identify Contributions to Meaning

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

He rushed in and out again like a whirlwind.

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.

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'.

Select the option that completes this simile.

 

As dark as _________.

a feather

night

light

Select the option that completes this simile.

 

As heavy as ________.

a feather

ice

lead

This time there are two ways of completing the simile. Tick both boxes.

 

As light as _________.

a feather

a brick

air

ice

Select the option that complete this simile.

 

As cold as _______.

air

ice

wind

This time, decide whether the description is a simile or a metaphor.

 

My brother Peter is a little monkey.

simile

metaphor

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

You're as stubborn as a mule.

simile

metaphor

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

Come out and play instead of sitting there like a sack of potatoes!

simile

metaphor

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

His hands are like shovels. 

simile

metaphor

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

I'm as warm as toast sitting by this fire. 

simile

metaphor

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

He never sits still. He's a jack-in-a-box. 

simile

metaphor

  • Question 1

Select the option that completes this simile.

 

As dark as _________.

CORRECT ANSWER
night
  • Question 2

Select the option that completes this simile.

 

As heavy as ________.

CORRECT ANSWER
lead
  • Question 3

This time there are two ways of completing the simile. Tick both boxes.

 

As light as _________.

CORRECT ANSWER
a feather
air
  • Question 4

Select the option that complete this simile.

 

As cold as _______.

CORRECT ANSWER
ice
  • Question 5

This time, decide whether the description is a simile or a metaphor.

 

My brother Peter is a little monkey.

CORRECT ANSWER
metaphor
EDDIE SAYS
The description states that Peter is a little monkey, not that he is like a little monkey, so it is a metaphor.
  • Question 6

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

You're as stubborn as a mule.

CORRECT ANSWER
simile
EDDIE SAYS
The description uses 'as...as' so it is a simile.
  • Question 7

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

Come out and play instead of sitting there like a sack of potatoes!

CORRECT ANSWER
simile
  • Question 8

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

His hands are like shovels. 

CORRECT ANSWER
simile
  • Question 9

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

I'm as warm as toast sitting by this fire. 

CORRECT ANSWER
simile
  • Question 10

Does this sentence contain a simile or a metaphor?

 

He never sits still. He's a jack-in-a-box. 

CORRECT ANSWER
metaphor
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