Similes & Metaphors

As we learned in class, similes are comparisons that use the words "like" or "as." Metaphors are comparisons that do not use the words "like" or "as." They compare two things by saying that one thing is another thing.


Can you finish these similes?

A father holding his newborn is like __________.
The kids in the playground moves as __________ as a __________.
A woman with a __________ is like a __________ with a __________.
Love is more like __________ than it is like __________.
A man with a __________ is like a __________ with a __________.
He spoke as if he was a __________.
Knowledge is as hard to obtain as __________ and as easy to lose as __________.


Create a metaphor for each of the following. Remember, do not use the words "like" or "as."
  • Your favorite food
  • Time
  • Two people who are opposites
  • Two people who are similar
  • Your pet
  • Homework
  • Snow
  • Yourself when you are doing something you are good at
  • School
  • Math