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Poetry: Simile and Figurative Language

These sites contain poems about autumn, winter, and the seasonal holidays. Learn how simile and figurative language can be used in poetry. Includes worksheets and in class activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on similes, personification, metaphors, alliteration, idioms, hyperbole, and figurative language in writing and folktales.


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Here is a poem about similes that was written by a teacher to help his students understand figurative language. Note: This site includes ads.
Find different types of poems about events, holidays, and seasons on this page. Scroll down the page or select the "Have Fun with Some Classroom Activities" link for interesting ideas and activities.
Scroll down the page and find poems about fall, winter, and holidays. NOTE: The site leads to websites with pop-up ads.
Read quotes about autumn written by famous authors. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
Read the Halloween acrostics written by elementary school students.
This page has a number of poems about bats. NOTE: The site has a link to a forum.
Learn about similes and then write your own Halloween similes using holiday words at the bottom of the worksheet.
This worksheet can help kids practice use of alliterations in a context of Halloween.
Read several poems about mittens on this page. NOTE: The site has a link to a forum.
Finish sentences on this handout using a winter theme.
This page has an example of using metaphor in a poem. Includes exercises for students to practice creating poems.
This lesson plan on figurative language in poetry includes worksheets, discussion questions, and activities.
These sites explain how to use similes and metaphors to improve your writing. There are many examples plus interactive quizzes and classroom activity ideas.
Learn how to use different types of figurative language to improve your descriptive writing. Includes definitions and many classroom activity ideas for each topic.
These sites are about the use of figurative language and poetic devices in folktales. Includes links to folktale sites, activities, online games, flash cards, worksheets, and more. Also includes links to the eThemes Resources: "Poetry: Simile and Figurative Language", "Writing: Similes and Metaphors", and "Writing: Alliteration, Idioms, and Hyperbole".

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