Tuesday, March 18, 2014

SIMILES

Similarity existing between two different objects

Each of these similes is used in a sentence with 'as' before it. e.g. His hair is as black as coal.

A

ageless as the sun
alike as two peas
alone as Crusoe

B

beautiful as the sunset
big as an elephant
black as coal
brave as a loion
bright as a day
boundless as a sea
busy as a bee
brisk as a butterfly
bitter as a gall
blind as a mole
blithe as a bee

C

calm as death
candid as mirror
cheerful as a lark
cold as ice
cheap as dart
clear as crystal
cunning as fox

D

dark as night
dry as dust
deep as the sea
distant as the horizon
drink like a fish
drowned like a rat
dumb as a statue

E

easy as lying
empty as space
expensive as glory

F

fair/fresh as a rose
fast as mind/light/a hare
fat as a pig
free as air/a bird
fierce as a tiger

G

gay as a lark
grave as a judge
gentle as a lamb
graceful as a fawn
greedy as a wolf
green as grass
grey as a grave

H

happy as a child
hard as steel/stone
harsh as truth
heavy as lead
high as heaven/mountain
hoarse as a crow
hollow as a dream
hungry as a hawk/horse
hot as fire

I

ignorant as a child
industrious as an ant
invisible as the air

J

joyful as a fly

K

kind as consent

L

large as life
lazy as a toad
level as a pond
light as air/a feather
loud as a thunder

M

marry as spring
mean as a miser
mute as a fish
mild as kitten

N

 natural as life
new as day
noiseless as a shadow
nervous as a mouse

O

obstinate as a mule
old as the hills
open as a smile
opposite as the poles

P

playful as a kitten
pleasant as health
poor as a church-house
pretty as a picture
proud as a peacock

Q

quick as lightning
quiet as a lamb/mountain
quick as thought

R

rapid as lightning
regular as sunrise
round as O
red as blood
roar like a bull
rough as stone
rude as a bear

S

shameless as a sin
sharp as a razor
silly as a sheep
sure as death
sweet as sugar/honey
silent as a grave
simple as a child
slow as a snail
soft as butter
sober as a judge
solid as bricks
straight as a candle
strong as a horse
swift as an arrow
stubborn as a mule

T

tender as tears
timid as a hare
tricky as a monkey
true as the Gospel

U

ugly as sin
unreal as a dream

V

vain as a peacock

W

warm as wool
white as snow
wasteful as a hen
weak as a kitten/baby
wet as a fish

Y

young as dawn

Z

zigzag as lightning

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