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Examples of Similes


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-11 10:38:22
A simile is a figure of speech that indirectly compares two different things by employing the words "like", "as", or "than".<1> Even though similes and metaphors are both forms of comparison, similes indirectly compare the two ideas and allow them to remain distinct in spite of their similarities, whereas metaphors compare two things directly.

Examples of Similes

* Laughs like a hyena
* As agile as a monkey
* As alike as two peas in a pod
* As bald as a coot
* As beautiful as nature
* As big as a bus
* As big as an elephant
* As black as a sweep
* As black as coal
* Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep
* As black as pitch
* As blind as a bat
* As blind as a mole
* As bold as brass
* As brave as a lion
* They fought like cats and dogs.
* As bright as a button
* As bright as a new pin
* As bright as day
* As bright as the sun
* As brown as a berry
* As busy as a beaver
* As busy as a bee
* As calm as a millpond
* As clear as a bell
* As clean as a whistle
* As clear as crystal
* As clear as mud

Some More Examples of Similes

* As cold as ice
* As common as dirt
* As cool as a cucumber
* As crazy as a loon
* As cunning as a fox
* As cute as a baby
* As cute as a cup cake
* As damp as the sponge
* As dead as a doornail
* Harvey"s grin was as coiled as a rattler
* As dead as the dodo
* As deaf as a post
* As delicate as a flower
* His skin was as cold as ice.
* As dense as a brick
* As different as chalk from cheese
* As drunk as a lord
* As dry as a bone
* As dry as dust
* As dull as dishwater
* As easy as ABC
* As easy as pie
* As fast as a race car

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