GCSE English Paper 1 revision (15)

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Metaphors and Similes

  • These are methods of comparison
  • They describe one thing by comparing it to something else. 
  • Writers use them to create a picture in the reader's mind.
  • Metaphors describe something by saying that it is something else.
  • Similes describe something by saying that it's like something else. They usually use the words 'as' or 'like'.
  • When writing about metaphors, you should make the point at the start of the paragraph, give an example, and explain it.
  • When writing about similes…


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