This worksheet is an excellent way for Key Stage 2 pupils to revise and practise recognising and using metaphors. It contains examples of metaphors and five different challenges, which can be tackled during one lesson or spread over a number of teaching sessions.
Questions encourage creative responses as well as revision, and include interesting images to stimulate ideas.
This primary resource is divided into five sections:
Underline the metaphors in the passage
Explain, using your own words what a metaphor is and how it is different from a simile. Then, use the image provided to try to explain what you think a visual metaphor is, and what the image is metaphorically saying
Tick the sentences that include metaphors, then write down the meanings of the metaphors given
Use the image provided to imagine that you are on the street shown. How do you feel? Use 3 metaphors to describe what it is like to be here
Use the image provided to imagine that you have encountered this dragon. What is it like? Write a description of the creature, using metaphors to highlight some of its characteristics. Remember to use all of your senses.
What is a metaphor?
A metaphor is a figure of speech where you say one thing (figuratively) is another thing.
- Her hair went white with shock.
- Her inner tiger was there for all to see.
- This school is a zoo!
- You are my guiding light.
- I’m starving!
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Discuss how authors use language, including figurative language (investigating and using similes)