Read on to explore the slew of similes presented below. He is as sneaky as a fox. Example: Hot as the sun. Tell them that the less obvious the comparison, the stronger it will be. The motorists pride themselves on taking scenic backroads that prolong their journey, but better suit their solitary, contemplative style of traveling. Mary Louisa Anderson Cold as a dogs nose. Everybody else in the neighborhood was dead.
Do you see the difference? He wanted to keep them hidden away and looked with amazement at the quiet inexpressive hands of other men who worked beside him in the fields, or passed, driving sleepy teams on country roads. Anonymous Cold as the grave. Her smile was as bright as the sun. George felt worn out and useless--just another broken fan belt, a burst radiator hose, a stripped wing nut, a discharged battery. There are ups, downs, and sometimes it just makes you sick! Honoré de Balzac Tears as cold as the stones on which sorrowing hearts had caused to be carved their regrets. Allan Cunningham Cold as the clod. When they have finished, put the similes in a hat.
Use a simile or a metaphor to describe how peaceful or relieved Sandy was feeling. Clear Simile examples and definition. Some obscure poet of the town had thought of it. This thing is like awesome as shit. Anonymous Cold as the heart of a courtesan.
They not only make what you are writing or saying more interesting, but they can often intrigue the reader as well. Writers, poets, and songwriters make use of similes often to add depth and emphasize what they are trying to convey to the reader or listener. Richard Lovelace As cold as an earthworm. The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. Looking to turn a new generation of readers on…to reading? This is a metaphor that contains completely unrelated comparisons. Nick is from the midwest and has never encountered the level of luxury he discovers on his first visit to the Buchanans' home: A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding cake of the ceiling—and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea.
George Meredith Cold as a mountain in its star-pitched tent. You will not be disappointed. Use a simile or a metaphor to show how hot and tired Katie was feeling. His mind was like a slice of swiss cheese. What old December's bareness everywhere! So much so that this simile thing isn't going to work for you. Further, Wing Biddlebaum's social role in the community is similar to that of an imprisoned bird, in the sense that he lives apart from the rest of the town, shut off from companionship. Or rather, the simile is like the king.
Anonymous Hot as loves flaming climate. Similes and metaphors are often confused with one another. One strong, supportive and caring; the other sweet and seductive. With you, everything is vanity! Anonymous Cold as a tomb. Did I mention this thing is like awesome as shit? Is a Simile a Type of Metaphor? Thomas Campbell Cold as the ice on northern sea. An example of a simile is: She is as innocent as an angel. Bayard Taylor Cold, like a star.
I haven't heard of dropping a hot potato, which seems like a waste of a perfectly good potato. If you master the art of metaphors, you can consider yourself a genius. After you share a few examples, ask students to write one simile to describe something hot and one simile to describe something cold. Want to make as much money from writing as successful and wealthy authors E. There are more similes, of course, some common and others less common because anyone can make a simile at any time--you too! Algernon Charles Swinburne Hot like Mars.
Will Carleton Hot as hell-fire. Anonymous Hot as ten thousand suns in one. And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare In Sonnet 130, Shakespeare actually comments on the way similes function within conventional sonnets about love by turning all of the would-be similes into negative similes. My belly is as cold as if I had swallowed snowballs for pills to cool the veins. Algernon Charles Swinburne Cold as rains in autumn. Their restless activity, like unto the beating of the wings of an imprisoned bird, had given him his name.