Metaphor Worksheets

Metaphor Worksheets

A metaphor is one kind of figurative language, as shown in our metaphor worksheets. These metaphor worksheets will help students explore the difference between similes and metaphors. These metaphor worksheets will teach students to identify metaphors, use metaphors in writing and distinguish between metaphors and similes. Each of the metaphor worksheets are free to duplicate for home or classroom use.

Helpful Definitions and Examples

Metaphor Examples
What is a Metaphor?

Metaphor Printable Worksheet Activities

Metaphor and Simile: About You

In this worksheet your student will write metaphors and similes about himself.

Metaphor Hunt

Students underline all the metaphors in this brief story called, “The Haircut”.

Metaphor Meanings

Students read each sentence and tell what each metaphor is comparing.

Metaphors and Similes: Explain the Meaning

Your student is asked to explain the meanings of these metaphors and similes in this worksheet.

Metaphors Compare Things

Students underline the metaphor and circle the people or objects that the metaphor is being used to compare.

Mixed Metaphors!

Metaphors are great, until they get mixed up!

Using Metaphors

Students read each sentence and re-write it using a metaphor.

Warm Up to Metaphors!

The job was a breeze. Casey is a night owl. These are examples of metaphors. Print out this free worksheet and have your students identify the metaphors as well as come up with their own.

What is a Metaphor?

A metaphor worksheet that prompts students read each sentence and explain what the metaphor compares

Which Is It? Metaphor or Simile?

Your student will decide which is a metaphor and which is a simile in this worksheet.

Write a Christmas Metaphor or Simile

Similes are fun to write, especially in this Christmas themed worksheet! Along with similes, students will also write a sentence using metaphors.

Figurative Language: What Is It?

This multiple choice worksheet asks your student to identify the type of figurative language used in the sentence or phrase.

Working with Figurative Language

In this worksheet your student will match up the figures of speech with the phrase or sentence.