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Published on Nov 19, 2015

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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!"

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"The voice was like fingernails on a chalkboard"

Guess the ending of these similes.

As blind as a...

As blind as a bat

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Sleep like a...

Sleep like a baby

Snug as a...

Snug as a bug in a rug

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Cunning as a...

Cunning as a fox

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Watch like a...

Watch like a hawk

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Fight like...

Fight like cats and dogs

A lot of similes are cliches. That means they are overused and not very original.

Let's write some non-cliched similes!

As silly as a...

Jumping like a...

As unusual as...

Falling like...

As untidy as...

As hungry as...

Remember: Similes always use the word 'like' or 'as ___ as ___'

Test: Similes always have which words?

"LIKE" or "AS _ AS _"

Similes in poetry

Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

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Guess what animal this traditional poem is describing.

Head like a snake

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Neck like a drake

Back like a beam

Belly like a bream

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Foot like a cat

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Tail like a rat

What is it?

A Greyhound