A simile is a figurative device in which two unlike things are compared by using the word "like" or "as". In a simile one thing is not said to be the other-only like it.
1. He runs like a horse.
2. He eats like a pig.
3. Her dancing was a smooth as a flowing river.
4. She was as cool as a cucumber under pressure.
5. I turned as white as a ghost when you jumped out at me.
6. That little girl is as sweet as sugar.
7. This math problem is as easy as pie.
8. The child chattered like a magpie.
9. The baby was as busy as a bee.
10. Swinging on those bars, you look like a monkey.
Examples of Similes in Literature
1. From Shakespeare'sRomeo and Juliet: "Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night,Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear."
2. In William Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud": "I wandered lonely as a cloud that floats on high o'er vales and hills."
3. From Emily Dickenson: "There is no frigate like a book / to take us lands away. / Nor any coursers like a page / of prancing poetry."
4. From Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven": "Suddenly there came a tapping / as of someone gently rapping."