Friday, 4 July 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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