ESL Writing

Review of Analogies (Similes and Metaphors)

In this ESL writing worksheet, students practice rewriting sentences, expressing the same ideas with similes or metaphors.

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Topic Sentences: Analogies (Similes and Metaphors)

 

When you write a simile or metaphor, try to think of a different and interesting to say what you want to say.

 

Examples:

This city is beautiful.

(What are some things that are “beautiful”?)

♦ This city is paradise.

This city is like a garden of beauty.

This city is a colorful painting.

 

 

My father is very smart.

(How can you describe him as “smart”?)

My father is like a wise old wizard.

My father is a walking encyclopedia.

My father is a human university.

 

 

Read these sentences, and try to rewrite them using a simile or metaphor.

 

 

1. John’s girlfriend is very cute.

 

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2. Mickey runs so slowly!

 

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3. When I got off work, I was really tired.

 

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4. Anger is a bad thing that can take over your life.

 

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5. My house is a nice place where I can relax.

 

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6. The internet is something that lets you find a lot of information.

 

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