We are studying similes and we are trying to avoid the trite cliches that are “as old as the hills”, so we are making up our own. Everyone chose five abstract nouns and wrote two similes for each one. I thought these were some of the best:
- He felt freedom like a feather in the open air.
- Hatred melted away like a stream in the spring.
- Reality is like a punch in the face.
- Forgiveness is like a safety net.
- The crime was as big as a bonfire.
- His anger was like a house-eating wildfire.
- He was as dishonest as a killdeer.
- Their romance was like a budding flower — ever changing.
- His anger bubbled up like a volcano.
- Accepting defeat is like trying to know somebody you’ve never met.
- His adventure was as fun as a ride at ValleyFair.
- The moonlit snow sparkled like a thousand tiny jewels.
- Jealousy is like hair loss; it might take someone else to point it out.
- He was as calm as a painting.
- His hatred was as hot as a burning furnace.
- Music is like a therapy session.
- He was as fast as a full-grown cheetah in the desert.
- The lion’s power was like a legion of angry dragons.
“Reading these similes was like an eye-opening ride through an undiscovered village.” — Me
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.