ANALOGIES & METAPHORS FOUND IN HIGH SCHOOL ESSAYS
–He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a
who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of
boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at
high schools about dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of
those boxes with a pinhole.
–Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the
–Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
–He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
–Hailstones leaped off the pavement, just like maggots fried in hot
–Long separated by cruel fate, the lovers raced toward each other
the grassy field like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at
6:36 p.m. at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of
–A politician was gone, unnoticed, like the dot after Dr. on a Dr
–The thunder was ominous sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet
metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.
–The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola crayon.
–He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she the East
–Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only
one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
–The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil,
this plan just might work.
–The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not
–He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, but
real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or
–Her artistic sense was exquisitely refined, like someone who can tell
butter from I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter.
–She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes
just before it throws up.
–It came down the stairs looking like something no one had ever seen
–The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg
behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
–The revelation that his marriage of 30 yrs had disintegrated because
of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a
formerly Free ATM.
–The dandelion swayed in the gentle breeze like an oscillating
fan set on medium.
–It was an American tradition, like fathers playfully chasing kids
around with power tools.
–She was as easy as the “TV Guide” crossword.
–She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was
room-temperature Canadian beef.
–She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.