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.
Copy these sentences into your book. At the end of the sentence,
write in brackets whether the sentence is an example of a metaphor
Eg. The clouds were fluffy like cotton wool. (SIMILE)
- As slippery as an eel.
- Arnie was a man-mountain.
- He was a lion in battle.
- She is as pretty as a picture.
- The striker was a goal machine.
- The torch lit up the room as if the sun had risen early.
- The moon was a misty shadow.
- My friend has a face like a bag of spanners.
Now you are going to make up similes of your own by copying and
finishing these sentences.
As good as gold
- As heavy as
- As cold as
- As hard as
- She had skin like a
- As cool as
- As quick as
- He was slow like a
- Slippery like a