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 ice.
- As hard as a sword.
- She had skin like a vampire.
- As cool as a swimming pool.
- As quick as a Cheetah.
- He was slow like a turtle.
- Slippery like a water slide.