Metaphor and Similes in Literature: A Challenge

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After identifying the similes and metaphors in a series of lines from poems, individuals then explain what is being compared and the characteristics the two items share.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask class members to find their own poetic examples of similes and metaphors, explain the characteristics the two things share, and consider why the poet might have chosen to compare these two seemingly different things
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is the sixth in a series of worksheets that asks kids to identify similes and metaphors

  • An answer key is provided

  • Readers are not asked to identify the inferences implied by the comparisons