Metaphors and Similes: Explain the Meaning

About this Worksheet:

Similes and metaphors can enrich the reading experience, but only if they are interpreted correctly. This worksheet asks your student to explain some basic sentences using this literary device. While it’s helpful for 4th and 5th grade Common Core Standards for Language, it may also be used for other grades. If you need more help with similes, check out this helpful list of simile examples, and article, What is a Simile? For help with metaphors, here is a list of metaphor examples, and article, What is a Metaphor?