Friday 07 November 2008

For each of the following, write down S for simile and M for metaphor:

1. The baby was like an octopus, grabbing at all the cans on the grocery store shelves.

2. As the teacher entered the room she muttered under her breath, "This class is like a three-ring circus!"

3. The giant’s steps were thunder as he ran toward Jack.

4. The pillow was a cloud when I put my head upon it after a long day.

5. I feel like a limp dishrag.

6. Those girls are like two peas in a pod.

7. The fluorescent light was the sun during our test.

8. No one invites Harold to parties because he’s a wet blanket.

9. The bar of soap was a slippery eel during the dog’s bath.

10. Ted was as nervous as a cat with a long tail in a room full of rocking
chairs.

11. One of Shakespeare's most famous quotes is "all the world's a stage".

12. The old man looked like an old mountain goat.

Fun With Literal Language

Fold your paper into four quarters.
Choose two of the examples from above.
In the first box, illustrate what the simile or metaphor means.
In the second box, illustrate what the simile or metaphor says literally!

Complete the following similes:

  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
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