A poster providing a definition and example of a simile poem.
Print this educational poster and display it in your classroom as a visual reminder of what a simile poem is and how to write one.
A simile is a literary device used by authors and poets to spark the reader’s imagination. It refers to the practice of comparing two objects based on things they have in common and using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ in the comparison statement.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features
Composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts
Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odes
Create literary texts using realistic and fantasy settings and characters that draw on the worlds represented in texts students have experienced
Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand, interpret and experiment with sound devices and imagery, including simile, metaphor and personification, in narratives, shape poetry, songs, anthems and odesElaborationsdiscussing how figurative language including simile and metaphor can ...
Create literary texts that experiment with structures, ideas and stylistic features of selected authorsElaborationsdrawing upon fiction elements in a range of model texts - for example main idea, characterisation, setting (time and place), narrative ...
Experiment with text structures and language features and their effects in creating literary texts, for example, using imagery, sentence variation, metaphor and word choiceElaborationsselecting and using sensory language to convey a vivid picture of ...
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