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SIMILES to make you smile
A simile is a figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as.
The following similes are supposed to have come from genuine exam papers.
Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a tumble dryer.
The little boat gently drifted across the pond, exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left York at 6.36pm travelling at 55mph, the other from Peterborough at 4.19pm at a speed of 35mph.
John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
Even in his last years, Grandpa had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long it had rusted shut.
Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.
The plan was simple, like my brother Phil. But, unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
It came down the stairs looking very much like something no one had ever seen before.
The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a lamppost.
It was a working class tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with their power tools.
He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a bin lorry reversing.
She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.
It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall. (Do not try this at home!)
Sometimes spelling can make a difference
There was not a sole around.
The villages were bear.
or you know what you meant to write
He could be faced with death or even something worse.
There was not a sound in sight.
Signs to make you smile
TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW.
PLEASE DO NOT LOCK THE DOOR AS WE HAVE LOST THE KEY.
ROAST DINNER £6.50. CHILDREN half price.
Please do not feed the ducks. If you have any suitable food, please give it to the teachers on duty.
S3/4 will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the school hall at 7.30pm tonight. All staff are invited to attend this tragedy.