To make a story or a poem more interesting, a writer often tries to use words to create a picture inside the reader’s head.
A simile is when you say that something – a person or place, animal or thing – is LIKE something else. A simile always uses the word ‘as’ or ‘like’.
Here are some examples of similes:
- The cheese on this pizza is as hot as lava!
- Andrew is as sly as a fox.
- The girl’s laugh is as pretty as bird song.
- Sleeping on my bed is like floating on a cloud.
- He went off like a rocket on his new bike.
Now can you make up your own simile?
“Quick as a cheetah” (Ave)
“Slow as a snail” (Amy)
“Small as an ant” (Huy)
“Large as a boulder” (Kuini)
“Happy as the happy face emoji” (Vanessa)
“Sad as a cloud of rain” (Viti)