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Sensational Similes

 

 

 

Sensational Similes

A simile is when you compare two very different things by using words such as 'as' or 'like'. If you are fond of poetry or any romantic prose or verse, you have probably experienced many examples of a simile. I like to think of similes and metaphors (read about Miraculous Metaphors on English With Elizabeth) as tools of the writing trade.

Writing anything, whether it be poetry, short stories, a speech, a letter, an entire novel even, is all about communication. You as the writer, want your thoughts and ideas around which your composition is focused, to be understood by your readers with ease and enjoyment. This is where a fine tuned usage of smiles can serve you well.

The trick is to compare two things that are in no way associated with each other, but for purposes of a point you are making, they can be used in an outrageous comparison. This has an even greater impact on your readers, as they instantly make the connection in their minds eye, and straight away you have success with what you are trying to portray. Furthermore, you'll gain many adoring fans and receive lots of smashing smiles for your imaginative use of snazzy similes!

To emphasise the sensationalism of similes, used properly of course, I shall list a few examples. The other thing I like about using similes and metaphors in just about everything I compose, is that it's great fun to do, and they always stimulate your imagination to newer and broader heights! Good luck!

(The similes in the following examples are underlined)
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The raging river is like a pack of ravenous wolves.
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The red paint on the side of the barn is like an over ripe tomato.
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Playing hockey is like winning the lottery all by myself!
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Little Angela is as happy as a bumble-bee.
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I am as full as a garbage pail after eating my dinner!
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My necklace is shining like an owls eyes at night.
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The thunder is like a lions roar at dawn.
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The children's voices sounded like so many hummingbirds gathered around a honeysuckle tree.
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The setting sun is as bright as one thousand candles.
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I am as tired as a sloth.
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The preacher sounded like a trumpet out of tune.
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My goodness, your hair is shining like the Northern Lights!
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