Metaphors from Student Essays
Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had it's two other
gently compressed by train doors.
The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a
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
in hot grease.
Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the
field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left
at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at
speed of 35 mph.
John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had
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 was the East
His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like
in a dryer without Cling Free.
Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only
that had been left out so long it had rusted shut.
The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike
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 a
duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine
Her artistic sense was exquisitely refined, like someone who can tell
from "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter."
She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes
before it throws up.
McMurphy fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled
Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender
her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated
his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a
formerly surcharge-free ATM.
It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with
He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if
were a garbage truck backing up.
She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was
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