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Describing characters: a worksheet
Writers often use similes to describe a character’s features.
These are similes:
His nose resembled an ancient potato.
She had hair like an exploding volcano.
Her voice sounded like a howling werewolf.
His eyes were like a faraway sky.
She ran as fast as a tornado.
Authors use similes to give more information about a character. In my novel Jinxed! the dad is a baker and he’s shaped like a giant bun.
Match the simile with the character type:
Face like a crushed cornflake glamorous
Fists like giant rocks puny and weak
Legs like skyscrapers tall
Fingernails like polished jewels wrinkled and old
Thin as a nail file big and strong
YOUR TURN …
1.On the back of the page, draw your character. Put in as much detail as you can. Think about their nose, lips, ears, legs, hands ….
2. Choose three features from this list:
hair nose face lips eyes ears hands legs voice laugh
3. Make up some similes that match your character's personality:
4. Write a paragraph describing your character. Use at least one simile.
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