This week we have been reading and writing poetry in our writing class. We’ve noticed that poets sometimes compare two things to create a picture in their readers’ minds. We learned that when a comparison between two things contains the words “like” or “as”, that is called a simile. We decided to write our own poems using similes. Here are some examples:
I saw an American eagle
He was as long as a plain
He was fierce to the wind,
The whiteness of the feathers were like clouds
The browns of the feathers were like bark from a new tree
Oh how wonderful to be as cool as an American eagle
He soared through the sky
And that’s what I saw when he flew by.
He’s strong as a bull,
and sweet as pie,
and cool as ice.
Smart as Albert Einstein,
and funny as a knock knock joke.
And he’s loving.
My turtle’s shell is like a forcefield.
Trust me, I tried to pull on it and it bit me
It left a bruise as big as a rock, but it went away.
The turtle was as green as a tree.
He went to the lake and turned blue.
The water was as cold as an ice cube
Several students wrote poems about their dogs! Check out these similes:
My puppy is like a brown tree
And is as small as a button.
He is like a furry little ball
When he goes to sleep he acts like he is walking or running in his sleep
But he is my good boy.
My dog is as smart as a person
He’s fast like a roadrunner
He’s as strong as a house
He is big and skinny too.
My dog has a hip
He can do a back flip.
He is as big as a chair and
Has won a gold at a fair.
He is as fast as a jet
I just like him as a pet.
My dog named Bear,
is like a giant grizzly bear.
He is like a pony,
My sister can ride on him.
He is as cute as a little bunny.
Do you include similes in your writing?
Why do you think authors and poets use similes?