Similes and Metaphors
A simile is where two things are directly compared because they share a common feature. The word AS or LIKE is used to compare the two words. Eg. As cold AS a dog's nose
A metaphor also compares two things, but it does so more directly WITHOUT using as or like. Eg. The shop was a little gold-mine.
At the end of the sentence, write in brackets whether the sentence is an example of a metaphor or simile.
Eg. The clouds were fluffy like cotton wool. (SIMILE)
- As slippery as an eel. (SIMILE) ✔
- Arnie was a man-mountain. (METAPHOR) ✔
- He was a lion in battle. (METAPHOR) ✔
- She is as pretty as a picture.(SIMILE) ✔
- The striker was a goal machine.(METAPHOR) ✔
- The torch lit up the room as if the sun had risen early.(SIMILE) ✔
- The moon was a misty shadow.(METAPHOR) ✔
- My friend has a face like a bag of spanners.(SIMILE)
Now you are going to make up similes of your own by copying and finishing these sentences.
As good as gold
- As heavy as a rock. ✔
- As cold as the snow. ✔
- As hard as a table. ✔
- She had skin like an elephant. ✔
- As cool as an ice-cream. ✔
- As quick as a fox. ✔
- He was slow like a turtle. ✔
- Slippery like a penguin’s belly. ✔