Similes 01
If someone is very proud you might say "He is as proud as a peacock" and this is an example of a simile.

Similes 01

A simile (pronounced si mil ee) compares two unlike things and the sentence usually contains 'like' or 'as'. Similes can really enhance English and even bring a smile (nearly a simile!) to the face.

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  1. Complete the following popular simile.
    The young man was as proud as .......
    When you see a peacock you will see what is meant!
  2. Complete the following popular simile.
    The brothers are as alike as .......
    As alike as 'two peas in a pod' is often used here
  3. Complete the following popular simile.
    The confident leader was as bold as .......
    Use similes to make your writing and speaking vivid
  4. Complete the following popular simile.
    I was very tired last night; I slept like .......
  5. Complete the following popular simile.
    The kitten was trembling like .......
    Watch out for 'like' or 'as' when spotting similes
  6. Complete the following popular simile.
    The professor was as wise as .......
    Using similes will make your writing interesting
  7. Complete the following popular simile.
    He swims like .......
    Similes usually contain 'like' or 'as'
  8. Complete the following popular simile.
    The puppies were as mad as .......
    A similar simile is 'As mad as a March hare'
  9. Complete the following popular simile.
    She is as sly as .......
    Some similes contain 'as' and then 'as' again to make a comparison
  10. Complete the following popular simile.
    The room was as cold as .......
    This simile suggests that the room was very cold

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