Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things, usually by using the words “like” or “ as”.

as big as an elephant
as light as a feather
as black as coal
as pure as snow
as blind as a bat
as quick as lightning
as brave as a lion
as safe as houses
as busy as a bee
as sick as a dog
as clear as crystal
as slippery as an eel
as cold as ice
as slow as a tortoise
as cool as a cucumber
as smooth as silk
as cunning as a fox
as sour as vinegar
as deaf as a post
as steady as a rock
as dry as dust
as tall as a giraffe
as easy as A.B.C.
as thin as a rake
as flat as a pancake
as timid as a rabbit
as free as a bird
as tough as leather
as fresh as a daisy
as white as snow
as gentle as a lamb
as wise as an owl
as good as gold
as strong as an ox
as happy as a lark
as stubborn as a mule
as hungry as a wolf
as hot as hell

Exercise: Try to use similes in the sentences as follow:

Example: She is very happy.

               She is as happy as a lark.

1.    The Mathematic questions are very easy.


2.    The lemon juice is sour.


3.    The nurse is gentle.


4.    He walks slowly on the field.  


5.   The workers are busy.

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