A simile compares two
unlike things using the words 'like' or 'as';
e.g. 'My friend is like a diamond'.
simile differs from a metaphor in that, even though they are both forms
of comparison, similes indirectly compare two ideas that are unalike
allow them two remain two distinct entities; whereas a metaphor
compares two things directly.
Example of a Simile Poem
Use your knowledge of similes to write a poem similar to the following
Here is an exercise to help your students better understand
the purpose of
a simile. Include a similar exercise in your lesson plan.
Read each sentence below
and complete to form a simile.
shines like the
laughs like a .
b) She is
as loud as a .
crowd poured into Jade stadium
into a paddock.
d) As big
as a .
players lumbered like
through mud to get to try the line.