ROOM 219

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Simile

What is your interpretation of the simile in example one?
1) “He has a tongue like a sword and a pen like a dagger.” (H. Caine)

Source: flickr.com/photos/9209225@N06/2618732607

Source: flickr.com/photos/9209225@N06/2618732607


Find which quote from the list fits this image:

2) “She went on to say that she wanted all her children absorb the meaning of the words they sang, not just mouth them, like silly-billy parrots.” (J. D. Salinger)
3) She was obstinate as a mule, always had been, from a child.” (J. Galsworthy)
4)
5) “The air was warm and felt like a kiss as we stepped off the plane.”
6) “Like a sigh, the breath of a living thing, the smoke rose.” (K.S. Prichard)
7) “She has always been as live as a bird.” (R. Chandler)
8 ) “That’s the place where we are to lunch; and by Jove, there’s a boy with the basket, punctual as clock-work.” (Ch. Dickens)
9) “He stood immovable like a rock in a torrent.” (J. Reed)
10) “He wore a grey double-breasted waistcoat, and his eyes gleamed like raisins.” (Gr. Greene)
11) “His speech had a jerky, metallic rhythm, like a teletype.” (T. Capote)
12) “The lamp made an ellipse of a yellow light on the ceiling, and on the mantel the little alabaster clock dripped time like a leaking faucet.” (?)
13) “I left her laughing. The sound was like a hen having hiccups. (R. Chandler)
14) “His mind went round and round like a squirrel in a cage, going over the past.” (A. Christie)
15) “We can hear him coming. He’s got a tread like a rhinoceros.” (K. Amis)

Write examples you find in literature or your own examples as comments to this post. Remember to credit the author.

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October 18, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. The storm, like a monster car, messed up my bicycle.
    Examples from 4A:

    The storm, like a monster car, reduced my bicycle to a pile of scrape metal.

    The storm, like a tiger, chased us all the way through Texas.

    The storm flying in the sky …
    The sun did not have a chance. For the rest of the day, the storm dominated the sky like a giant.

    Comment by Dr.M | May 7, 2010 | Reply

  2. Freedom Abraham lincoln ”Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it”. What he is trying to say is that faith is always going to be there whit is and that we have to trust faith and what happens is for a reasone
    Oppression – Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever -martin luther king. what he is trying to say is that people how are oppressed can always change inside and that you can always change .When u set ur mine into it

    Comment by maria frias | October 28, 2009 | Reply

  3. Freedom Abraham lincoln ”Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it”. What he is trying to say is that faith is always going to be there whit is and that we have to trust faith and what happens is for a reasone
    Oppression – Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever -martin luther king. what he is trying to say is that people how are oppressed can always change inside and that

    Comment by maria frias | October 28, 2009 | Reply


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