These worksheets will teach your students how similes are used. They are easy as pie.

Similes are one device authors can use to compare two different things. They are easily identified because they use the words "like" or "as" in the comparison. The use of this literary device can bolster the readers imagination and it can make the work more vivid in their mind. This is one of the several different opportunities where the author can connect better with their reader. Many fans of reading often gravitate towards the work of authors that use this technique.

The following collection of activity sheets will help your students learn how to identify and use similes correctly. Activities include completing sentences with the correct simile from a given list, identifying similes within given sentences, identifying which things are being compared by a simile, differentiating between similes and metaphors, and more. Metaphors and similes make comparisons, but the difference between the two are the words that are used. Metaphors state direct comparisons, while similes use words such as like or as. That is the dead give away on that. They are often confused with metaphors which are also used to make comparisons. The specific difference between these two are that similes us the two words (like or as) we mentioned earlier to form the contrast between things. Metaphors on the other hand, do not use these words. Similes are also used in situations that call for a simple meaning or saying. Metaphors are meant to be used in situations that require having deeper thought and emotions.

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Printable Simile Worksheets

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Which Is It? Worksheet

Read each sentence below. Does it contain a simile (S) or a metaphor? (M) Write the correct answer on the line.

Compare Them Both

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Making Metaphors

Circle the metaphor in each sentence. Now write a metaphor about each subject.

In the Sentence

Each sentence below contains a metaphor. Show us where it is located. Rewrite the sentence so that the comparison made is a simile instead of a metaphor.

On the Line

Are the underlined words a metaphor (M) or a simile (S)? Write your answer on the line.

Understanding Metaphors

Explain what each comparison is meant to do or explain.

Sentence Rewrites

Underline the simile in each sentence. Then rewrite the sentence turning the simile into a metaphor.

Practice Exercises

Using similes make sentences more interesting to read or hear. Fill in the blanks from the list to complete these well known ones.

Whole Bunch of Things To Compare

Use the similes in the word bank to complete each of the sentences.

Last of the Word Banks

Use the similes that are given to complete the sentences.

Creating Your Own Use of This Worksheet

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Create More

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Simile Transfer Exercise

Underline the word or phrase that is being described by each simile. Put parentheses around the word or phrase it is being compared to. =

Find That Phrase

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Last Worksheet

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