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Simile Quizzes & Trivia

When is a simile not a simile? A simile might be like a metaphor, but a metaphor isn't a simile. Can you tell the difference? For example, in the following sentences, which is a simile and which isn't? "He wolfed down his food" and "He was hungry like a wolf". Do you know the difference? If you get an answer right, will you smile like a happy clown?

Do you look at your quizzes like a bear looking at his berries? Are you as ready for answering our quizzes like a runner on the starting line? Is your mind alive like the birds on a spring morning? If you know your English, your work terms and are ready to show us that you're intelligent like Shakespeare, then I think it's time for you to get going with our quizzes on similes. Have fun!
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    The dragon flew as fast as the ______________.

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    Aishah is __________________ . She does not eat well.

Test your English skill by taking this similes quiz. How good is your English? Take this quiz to find out! 

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    As  ?    as a    cucumber


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    A simile compares two unlike things using like or as.

A simile is when you say that something - a person or place, animal or thing - is LIKE something else. A simile always uses the word ‘as’ or ‘like’. Here are some examples of similes: "The dragon...

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    The dragon flew as fast as the ______________.
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Simile Questions & Answers


When can we use simile instead of Metaphor?
Simile is used when the author wants to simply make a comparison. They use like or as to do this. “Red as a rose” is often used to describe a woman’s lips, while “strong as an ox” is a good quality for a prince to have.
Can metaphor and simile be used in the same sentence?
You could. It wouldn’t be the best thing to do, though. Simile and metaphor work in very different ways. There is a time when a simile is useful, and times when a metaphor would be useful. Putting them in the same sentence is overkill. It&rsquo
What is a simile?
A similie is a comparison using the words 'like' or 'as' to make the comparison. Similes are often used in literature as a way of comparing two things or ideas so that the reader can get a better understanding of what the writer is trying to get acro