A simile is one kind of figurative language. It makes a comparison of two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”. The printable simile worksheets below help students understand similes and how they are used in language. All worksheets are free to duplicate for home or classroom use. Both similes and metaphors make comparisons. The difference between them is that similes use the words 'like' and 'as' to compare things; whereas metaphors directly state a comparison. In these worksheets students are asked to read sentences and determine if the sentence is a simile or a metaphor. Here is a collection of our printable worksheets for topic Similes and Metaphors of chapter Vocabulary Acquisition and Use in section Grammar. A brief description of the worksheets is on each of the worksheet widgets. Click on the images to view, download, or print them. All worksheets are free for individual and non-commercial use.

Metaphors are not meant to be taking literally. The comparisons made by metaphors are positioned to be poetic. Metaphors when used to make the work more colorful and to engage readers more. The worksheets in this section will help students identify and write their own metaphors. This is a collection of free, printable worksheets for teaching EAL students how to make similes using like or as.There are crosswords, word searches, sentence writing worksheets, and much more!