This lesson looks at metaphors in general and then Shakespeare’s metaphors in more detail.

Topics: The use of metaphor; Shakespeare

Level: C1/C2

Time: 70 minutes


  • to develop students’ awareness of metaphors and similes.
  • to give practice of recognising and analysing metaphors.
  • to develop students’ confidence in writing metaphors.


I wanted to try this with my advanced groups, but the link to the students worksheet is not working. Can you fix this please?
Thanks. RS.

Thanks for letting us know and sorry about that RS. I have updated the link and you should be able to access it now - please let me know if you have any problems.


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