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.

Task One

Copy these sentences into your book. 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)

  1. As slippery as an eel.
  2. Arnie was a man-mountain.
  3. He was a lion in battle.
  4. She is as pretty as a picture.
  5. The striker was a goal machine.
  6. The torch lit up the room as if the sun had risen early.
  7. The moon was a misty shadow.
  8. My friend has a face like a bag of spanners.

Task Two

Now you are going to make up similes of your own by copying and finishing these sentences.

For example:

As good as gold

  1. As heavy as
  2. As cold as
  3. As hard as
  4. She had skin like a
  5. As cool as
  6. As quick as
  7. He was slow like a
  8. Slippery like a