A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words 'like' or
'as _ as _'
"She is as pretty as a picture!"
"The voice was like fingernails on a chalkboard"
Guess the ending of these similes.
A lot of similes are cliches. That means they are overused and not very original.
Let's write some non-cliched similes!
Remember: Similes always use the word 'like' or 'as ___ as ___'
Test: Similes always have which words?
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Guess what animal this traditional poem is describing.