This worksheet helps students write metaphors with step-by-step instructions and examples to guide them. Appropriate for middle school and high school level students, this worksheet gives students an opportunity to be creative and develop original metaphors for "love."
Students are given space at the top to write a definition of a metaphor. Every teacher will have a different definition depending on the age and level of his or her students, so that section is left blank.
Students will practice writing down adjectives for "love" and identifying opposite adjectives. Then they will brainstorm people, places, things, and situations that can be described by those opposite adjectives. Encourage the students to be creative! For example, something that is both "hot" and "cold" can be "a snowman drinking hot chocolate." The worksheet provides an example specifically for the concept of love.
This worksheet is a perfect exercise for Valentine's Day or for a poetry unit! Students will be able to use these steps over and over again to make their own metaphors for other concepts, like "beauty" or "heroism."