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What is a simile?

A simile is a comparison of two things. This comparison shows how these two things are the same in some way. Like most figurative language, it enhances writing by making it livelier and more memorable.

Similes generally follow two structures. The first structure looks like this:

as _____ (adjective) as _____ (noun)

Here are some examples:

He was as big as a house.

She was as busy as a bee.

The ballet dancer was as graceful as a swan.

The second structure looks like this:

_____ (verb) like _____ (noun)

Here are some examples:

Tom runs like a cheetah.

Her eyes sparkled like diamonds.

Sally was so tired that she slept like a baby.

Here is a simple worksheet for using similes to compare people to animals. It is suitable for students in Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7 and Grade 8.


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In this worksheet, students will practice identifying similes. They will underline the simile in a sentence and then write the two things that are being compared. This worksheet is suitable for students in Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, and Grade 8.



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