Friday, May 23, 2008

Analogies & Metaphors

I'm sure you will want to use some of these in your creative >>> writing efforts!!!>>>>>>>>> Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit >>> their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high >>> school essays.>>> These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of >>> teachers throughout the land. Here are some last year's winners.....>>>>>>
1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two >>> sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.>>>>>>
2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking >>> alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.>>>>>>
3. He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, >>> like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse >>> without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes >>> around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of >>> looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a >>> pinhole in it.>>>>>>
4. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. Coli, and he was >>> room-temperature Canadian beef.>>>>>>
5. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog >>> makes just before it throws up.>>>>>>
6. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.>>>>>>
7. He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.>>>>>>
8. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated >>> because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a >>> surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM machine.>>>>>>
9. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way >>> a bowling ball wouldn't.>>>>>>
10. McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty >>> bag filled with vegetable soup.>>>>>>
11. From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an >>> eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another >>> city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.>>>>>>
12. Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.>>>>>>
13. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots >>> when you fry them in hot grease.>>>>>>
14. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced >>> across the grassy field toward each other like two freight >>> trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 >>> mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.>>>>>>
15. They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket >>> fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.>>>>>>
16. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds >>> who had also never met.>>>>>>
17. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she >>> was the East River.>>>>>> 18. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel >>> trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.>>>>>>
19. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.>>>>>>
20. The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil's. But >>> unlike Phil's, this plan just might work.>>>>>>
21. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from >>> not eating for a while.>>>>>>
22. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, >>> either, but a real duck that was actually lame, maybe from >>> stepping on a land mine or something.>>>>>>
23. The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one >>> slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.>>>>>>
24. It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids >>> around with power tools.>>>>>>
25. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard >>> bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.>>>

Thanks Diana JP

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