Metaphor Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples


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What is a metaphor?

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What is being compared in this sentence?

The puppy was a ferocious lion stalking its prey.


What is the metaphor in this story?

When Tara woke up, it was snowing hard. The snow looked like fluffy cotton clouds, covering the yard and driveway. The bushes in front of the house were a row of frosted cupcakes, ready for a giant's birthday party. The wind was frigid. Tara couldn't wait to go outside.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short online quiz has a handful of multiple-choice questions related to metaphors. You will need to understand metaphors in general and be able to identify them in specific cases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of this quiz and worksheet are to see if you can:

  • Find metaphors in a given sentence or paragraph
  • Identify the definitions of metaphor and imagery
  • Use metaphors to properly describe something

Skills Practiced

Here are some of the skills you'll practice during this quiz:

  • Interpreting information - read information about metaphors and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key terms - recall definitions for metaphor and imagery
  • Knowledge application - apply what you know about metaphors to aid you in describing school

Additional Learning

With our Metaphor Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples lesson you can learn even more about metaphors. In this lesson you'll learn things like:

  • How metaphors can aid in description
  • Using metaphors in your own writing
  • Ways to identify metaphors