SIMILE EXERCISE
Try to create some similes. Remember that similes draw comparisons between two things that are alike in a certain way.

In the first column is the set-up for a few similes. In the second column are several possible ways to finish them. Try and match them up in such a way that your imagined reader might be able to understand the basis of the comparison. The goal is to expand the sense, not to confuse it. If none of the choices in the second column work for one of the set-ups, what would work?

Once you find a comparison that could work, try adding a second line that can clarify the relationship. Write your responses in your notebook—this will be collated so that you can print or e-mail your work when you are finished.
A relationship like...
A professor as interesting as...
Her face was like...
A force as strong as...
A night as long as...
A comforting voice like...
It made him uneasy, like...
A job as appealing as...
Her eyes beckoned, like...


 
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