Simile and Metaphor

Simile and Metaphor


A simile is a phrase or sentence that compares one thing to another using the words 'like' or 'as', usually to describe something that have certain qualities in common.

Example :- He fights like a lion.



An implied comparison between two unlike things that actually have something important in common. A comparison between two unlike things without using the word 'like' or 'as'

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
(William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 2/7)


Similes for being Happy

Happy as a lark
Happy as a clam
Happy as a duck in Arizona (Negative)

Similes and Metaphor

Her heart is like gold. Her heart is gold.
The world is like a stage. The world is a stage.
He eats like a pig He is a pig.
You are like a rock You are a rock.
Your eyes are like sunshine You are my sunshine.
Poor as dirt Sea of sand.
A room without books is like a body without a soul Books are the mirrors of the soul.


  1. 1) She is as sweet as candy.
  2. 2) My dad is a bear.
  3. 3) Bob runs like a deer.
  4. 4) The bar of soap was a slippery eel.
  5. 5) His smile is big like the ocean.
  6. 6) The willow's music is like a soprano.
  7. 7) It's raining cats and dogs.
  8. 8) She slept like a log.
  9. 9) His paintbrush was a magic wand in his hand.
  10. 10) He is as thin as a rail.


1,3,5,6,8 Simile
2,4,7,9,10 Metaphor

List of Metaphors