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Metaphors and Similes
Metaphors and Similes
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Metaphors and Similes
Children are introduced to Tennyson the Turtle, a reptile who likes to use metaphors and similes, in this appealing worksheet!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Awesome Analogies
Awesome Analogies
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Awesome Analogies
Introduce your students to analogies with this fun, fill-in-the-blank worksheet!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphors in Context
Metaphors in Context
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Metaphors in Context
Use this activity to help students find and decipher metaphors in the context of short passages. Students will read the passages, record what is being compared in each, and then seek to explain the metaphors' meanings in their own words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Is a Metaphor?
What Is a Metaphor?
Worksheet
What Is a Metaphor?
In this worksheet, learners will practice identifying metaphors as they color in the logs that contain them.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Sense of Figurative Language 1
Making Sense of Figurative Language 1
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Making Sense of Figurative Language 1
Your students will infer the meaning of unknown figurative language examples by using context clues.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Metaphors
All About Metaphors
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All About Metaphors
This worksheet is a slam dunk for metaphors! Your young writer will learn what makes up a metaphor, and then practice making a few of their own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Examples of Similes
Examples of Similes
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Examples of Similes
Are you as quick as lightning? Learn about similes with this fun activity. Pick a simile and draw a picture to represent it.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Metaphor and Simile Search
Metaphor and Simile Search
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Metaphor and Simile Search
Get students thinking figuratively by having them connect their understanding of metaphors and similes to the books they read in class. Students will seek out a metaphor or simile in their reading, consider the quote's context, then explain what they thin
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Nation’s Strength
A Nation’s Strength
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A Nation’s Strength
In this reading and writing worksheet about the poem “A Nation’s Strength” by William Ralph Emerson, students will use their understanding of figurative language to identify and define metaphors and difficult vocabulary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
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Fall Figurative Language Task Cards
Ideal for fourth and fifth graders, this worksheet includes figurative language examples and definitions on the first page, and a second full page of questions and tasks that can be used to check for understanding.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Metaphors
Making Metaphors
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Making Metaphors
Metaphors are imaginative ways to describe something by comparing that thing to something else. With this worksheet, students will write a metaphor for each pair of given words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Animal Metaphors
Animal Metaphors
Worksheet
Animal Metaphors
This worksheet is a beast! That's a metaphor, and your child will be writing their own metaphors in no time, then they can use them in a poem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Making Sense of Metaphors
Glossary: Making Sense of Metaphors
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Glossary: Making Sense of Metaphors
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Making Sense of Metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Sense of Figurative Language 3
Making Sense of Figurative Language 3
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Making Sense of Figurative Language 3
This exercise will get your students inferring the meaning of unknown metaphors.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading & Understanding Metaphors
Reading & Understanding Metaphors
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Reading & Understanding Metaphors
Students will read metaphors and identify how the two things being compared are alike.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Making Sense of Metaphors
Vocabulary Cards: Making Sense of Metaphors
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Vocabulary Cards: Making Sense of Metaphors
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Making Sense of Metaphors.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Metaphors Resources

A metaphor is a figure of speech that uses a word or phrase to describe another object or action that is impossible to take literally. Metaphors represent abstract concepts in creative ways. Using metaphors makes writing and speaking more interesting. The resources on this page show how to use figures of speech to call the audience’s attention to your message in a way that literal representations can’t.

Learn More About Metaphors

Metaphors refer to one thing by mentioning another. They connect the subject of a sentence with an adjective or verb that is not directly related, but that has qualities that explain the subject.

When you want to describe something in a more engaging manner, use a metaphor to draw comparisons in your reader or listener’s mind.

Here are several common metaphors, and their meaning:
  • America is a melting pot. = America is a place where many different cultures mix together.
  • Time is money. = When you spend time on something, you could have also made money during that same period of time.
  • She is a night owl. = She is more active at night, like an owl.
There are a few figures of speech similar to metaphors, but that are slightly different.
  • A simile is different from a metaphor in that similes usually use ‘like’ or ‘such as’ to compare two unlike things.
  • An analogy assumes that similar qualities between two things indicate they will agree in other ways.
  • When you employ hyperbole in speech or text, you are exaggerating, but not necessarily comparing two things.
The proper use of a metaphor spices up an otherwise bland statement. While it may seem difficult for a student to wrap their head around metaphors, the Education.com resources above make learning metaphors as easy as pie.