Monday, October 24, 2011

You are as smart as a whip!


sim·i·le [sim-uh-lee]  noun  

A simile is figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.” It is a way of comparing two things using like or as.

Here are a few examples of similes:
  • They fought like cats and dogs.
  • She is as funny as a barrel of monkeys.
  • He ran like the wind.
  • Your explanation is as clear as mud.
When you are writing a story, consider adding a simile to describe a character, a scene or an object. Similes can be used to convey ideas as well as offer vivid descriptions. Which sample below paints a better picture?

It was a hot day!
The day was as hot as a firecracker on a chili pepper!

Get it? 

Okay, now it's your turn! In the comment box, write your best simile. It can be about yourself, the weather outside, Mrs. Sol, autumn, your pet, or something else you'd like to describe.

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James October 24, 2011 at 11:12 AM

My rabbit is as puffy as a cotton ball.

Anonymous October 24, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Mrs. Sol is as sweet as cotton candy.

Bob October 24, 2011 at 12:25 PM

A headache on Monday morning is about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.

Bob October 24, 2011 at 12:26 PM

A good essay is about as rare as a sunny October day in Washington State.

Charnay October 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM

I can run as fast as lightning.

John October 24, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Mrs. Sol is as warm as the morning sun!

coulton October 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

your knife is as dull as a rock! That knife couldn't cut butter!

Cody October 29, 2011 at 11:12 AM

The paint color is like desert sand.

Anonymous October 29, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Muhamed Ali was known for this simile when he was interviewed about his boxing technique.

I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!



Kyrene October 31, 2011 at 12:16 PM

This game is as exciting as watching paint dry!

Maddy November 3, 2011 at 11:48 AM

The news hit me like a ton of bricks.

Logan December 8, 2011 at 4:17 PM

it's colder than a bucket of dry ice in a snowstorm.

Mellissa December 20, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Some days in the Northwest are as wet as a glass of water sitting at the bottom of a lake.

Christopher Davison June 4, 2012 at 4:48 PM

It's as hot as a sauna full of lava.

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