Metaphor Worksheets

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Deliver a pronounced figure-of-speech performance with our free, printable metaphor worksheets! A blend of high-end comparison and creativity, metaphors occur when we say one thing is another rather than one thing is like another to suggest a likeness between them. Crackling with stacks of insight and tons of linguistic escapism, our metaphor worksheet pdfs are equipped to transform the child into a metaphor live wire! Identify the tenor and vehicle, create your own metaphors, write metaphors by looking at pictures, and more.

These metaphor worksheets are most recommended for students in grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6.

CCSS: L.4.5.A, L.5.5.A

Identifying the Tenor and Vehicle in Metaphors

The ultimate in comparison, metaphors easily cross the line from exciting to super-exciting! Identify the tenor and vehicle in each metaphor. A tenor is the subject that is compared. A vehicle is the object that carries the weight of comparison.

Identifying the Tenor and Vehicle in Metaphors

Writing Metaphors Using the Given Words

Creating your own metaphors is, hands down, metaphor-learning at its most fun! Let children in 4th grade and 5th grade use each word pair and write a metaphor. For example, "When angry, Tom spits fire" is a metaphor made using "anger" and "fire".

Writing Metaphors Using the Given Words

Completing Metaphors Using Picture Clues

Metaphors enable us to switch from mundane, uninspired speech to some refreshing, equipped-to-win-hearts rhetoric. In this part of our printable metaphor worksheets, grade 4 and grade 5 kids complete each metaphor taking clues from the pictures.

Completing Metaphors Using Picture Clues

Explaining Metaphors

Although most metaphors are a breeze and hardly cause the listener to freak out, there are some that do trouble a bit. Give 5th grade and 6th grade children some much-needed practice in understanding and explaining the meanings of metaphors.

Explaining Metaphors

Matching Metaphors

The wit, imagination, and thought that metaphors are filled with are hard to beat! Here's a metaphor carnival where children have a riot matching a bunch of metaphors to their meanings. Each metaphor in this pdf worksheet is a treat, so don't miss out!

Matching Metaphors

Is That a Simile or Metaphor?

Metaphors and similes are cousins born on the same day; the former is the elder and commands more respect, though. Grade 6 kids read each sentence and identify if it's a simile or metaphor. Remember similes use "as" or "like", but metaphors don't.

Is That a Simile or Metaphor?