S or M
This worksheet is designed to help students distinguish between similes and metaphors. It provides a clear definition of both literary devices, noting that similes make comparisons using “like” or “as,” whereas metaphors compare directly, without these words. The students are given a list of sentences and must decide whether each contains a simile (S) or a metaphor (M). They are to write the correct letter on the line provided for each sentence, based on their understanding of the definitions given.
The objective of this worksheet is to teach students the difference between similes and metaphors, which are both used to make comparisons but employ different methods. By working through the sentences, students practice identifying the use of “like” or “as” to spot similes, and recognize the direct comparison in metaphors. This exercise encourages the development of analytical skills in interpreting figurative language. It also aims to enhance students’ understanding of how these devices function to enrich descriptive writing and convey complex ideas in a relatable way.