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Writing: Similes and Metaphors

These sites explain how to use similes and metaphors to improve your writing. There are many examples plus interactive quizzes and classroom activity ideas. Includes links to eThemes Resources on personification and other forms of figurative language.


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This site provides a variety of activities using language and poetry.
The site includes some figurative language forms such as simile, metaphor, and personification.
Try this "Common Poetry Terms" quiz.
This page gives a clear explanation of similes. Note: This site includes ads
This page gives a clear explanation of metaphors. Note: This site includes ads.
Use this worksheet to finish these exercises on similes.
Complete these exercises on similes and metaphors. Note: This site has a link to discussion forum.
There are several worksheets including exercises to help you learn terms. Includes examples.
This worksheet can be used in teaching students about figurative language. Includes an answer key.
Tim and Moby explain these two writing devices in this animated movie. There is also an online quiz.
Click on "Simile" for a description. There is also a poem written with examples of similes.
This three-page pdf file has an activity that challenges students to find examples of metaphors, similes, and personification in poems.
In this lesson plan, students will use similes, metaphors, and figurative language to create a gift.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about similes and metaphors through fiction and nonfiction ocean books.
Test your knowledge about similes by drag and drop the correct simile.
These sites explain how to use personification to improve your writing. Includes definitions, numerous examples, and classroom activity ideas. There are also links to two eThemes Resources on other types of figurative language.
Learn how to use different types of figurative language to improve your descriptive writing. Includes definitions and many classroom activity ideas for each topic. There are links to eThemes Resources on personification, and similes and metaphors.

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