There are several other types of metaphors. However, the categories listed above are the most prevalent. Metaphors are not always obvious, but it can be easier to spot figurative language when you know what to look for. It is important that students have the opportunity to write their own metaphor examples and analyze them. I assign a worksheet that will help them locate the different figurative language types in the following types of pieces. The intent is that students will come to recognize which pieces contain figurative language as they read and write their own. They will also have an opportunity to read and reread the figurative language and look for patterns.
I think that students can benefit from this type of activity. It provides them with lots of practice at spotting figurative language. I have seen students struggle with figurative language. I think that this activity will help them pick up the language quicker. There is a free classroom escape room at The Digital Classroom . They have tons of figurative language themed escape rooms. The 827ec27edc