Utilize this engaging figurative language activity to help your students identify and analyze the use of similes and metaphors in literature and lyrics.
I have used this activity to help my students:
- Identify whether a comparison being made is a simile or metaphor (implied included),
- Determine which part of the comparison is the tenor and which is the vehicle (This activity mostly looks to see that students can identify what two or more things are being compared, but you can edit the activity to make the task more difficult if you wish.), and
- Explain what the comparison describes or reveals.
You can use this as a stand alone activity, a supplemental activity to reinforce learning, or part of an assessment in a unit.
The activity references both classic and contemporary literature and lyrics in order to give students a wide range of practice and demonstrate the timelessness and usefulness of figurative language.
- Simile and Metaphor activity in Google Slides to be edited as needed or printed as is. Could be used digitally as well.
- Answer key to help make grading more effective and efficient.