Metaphors and Similes in Shakespeare: Explain the Meaning

About this Worksheet:

“All the world’s a stage…” is one of the most famous lines from Shakespeare, but what does it mean? Your student will examine several Shakespearian quotations and explain their meanings. It’s perfect for practicing Common Core Standards for Language for grades 5 through 8. The worksheet is also useful as a review or practice with 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?