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Grade 5 - English Language
4.5 Figurative Language - Simile

Writers use many techniques to make their writing interesting to read. One of these techniques is to use "figurative language," which is a special way of using words. There are four common types of figurative language. These are simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole.


A simile is a comparison of two things that have something in common but are really very different. For example,
She is as beautiful as a butterfly.
Directions: Select words from the following list to complete the sentences in the following questions.

lion, fox, elephant, fish, bird, dog, bee, lightning

Also, write at least five more examples of similes. As a homework, read a book and find examples of similes.

Q 1: Stop barking like a ______.

Q 2: My little sister swims like a _______.

Q 3: My dad is as busy as a ____.

Q 4: On the court, John moves as fast as ______.

Q 5: My mom says I eat like a ______.

Q 6: He is as brave as a ______.

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