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Similes

Like metaphors, similes are examples of figurative language. A simile explicitly compares one thing to something else, often naming the quality which makes the two separate things alike (i.e. 'She is as fierce as a tiger'). The key words which you will find in similes are 'as' and 'like'.

See how well you can spot the similes which the poets quoted in this quiz have used.

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  1. Which of the following lines from D.H. Lawrence's poem, 'Gathering Leaves', contains a simile?
  2. Which of the following lines from John Keats's poem, 'To Autumn', contains a simile?
    The word 'like' is often used in similes.  Autumn is like a 'gleaner', someone who gathers the last few grains after a field has been harvested
  3. Which of the following lines from Dahlia Ravikovich's poem, 'The Blue West', includes a simile?
  4. Which of the following lines from U.A. Fanthorpe's poem, 'Men on Allotments', includes a simile?
    This line has two similes, in fact!
  5. Which of the following lines from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', contains a simile?
    The word 'as' is a good clue that you have found a simile.  The line above means 'as red as a rose'
  6. Which of the following lines from Theodore Roethke's poem, 'The Visitant', includes a simile?
  7. Which of the following lines from W.E. Henley's poem, 'Invictus', includes a simile?
  8. Which of the following lines from Emily Dickinson's poem, 'A Bird came down the Walk', includes a simile?
    The beads are personified - being inanimate, they cannot literally feel fear, but a bird's bead-like eyes can show fear
  9. Which of the following lines from Lord Byron's poem, 'The Destruction of Sennacherib', includes a simile?
  10. Which of the following lines from Edwin Muir's poem, 'The Horses', includes a simile?

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