Use these metaphor worksheets to help your students improve their knowledge of figurative language in English. A metaphor is a type of figurative language that says one thing is another. Some examples are…’he is a beast’ or ‘she has a heart of gold’. Metaphors compare two things, just like similes. However, unlike similes, they don’t use the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. Metaphors are a great way to add description to your writing, and to take your writing to the next level. Metaphors are used often in story writing and poetry. These metaphor worksheets have students identifying what is being compared, converting metaphors to similes, the meaning of metaphors and identifying metaphors. Click on the images below to be taken to pages that have a number of metaphor worksheets.
Simile to Metaphor
Metaphors are great for writing because they add descriptions and details in an interesting way. Below are some examples of metaphors:
Her singing is music to my ears.
He’s a walking dictionary.
Tom is a beast on the soccer field.
Alex is a machine in the gym.
Her eyes are a deep blue ocean.
Sally’s hair is a jungle.
Pete is a clown.
Jenny has a heart of gold.
Sam has the heart of a lion.
You are my sunshine.