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Analogies & Metaphors...

Some notable analogies & metaphors found in school essays...

Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
-Chuck Smith, Woodbridge

Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
-Jack Bross, Chevy Chase

The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
-Gary F. Hevel, Silver Spring

Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. travelling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
-Jennifer Hart, Arlington

The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the Dr. on a Dr Pepper can.
-Wayne Goode, Madison,AL

John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
-Russell Beland, Springfield

The thunder was ominous sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.
-Barbara Fetherolf, Alexandria

The red brick wall was the colour of a brick-red Crayola crayon.

He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she was the East River.
-Brian Broadus, Charlottesville

The door had been forced, as forced as the dialogue during the interview portion of "Jeopardy!"
-Jean Sorensen, Herndon

Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.
-Jerry Pannullo, Kensington

The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
-Malcolm Fleschner, Arlington

The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.
-Malcolm Fleschner, Arlington

"Oh, Jason, take me!" she panted, her breasts heaving like a college freshman on $1-a-beer night.
-Bonnie Speary Devore,Gaithersburg

He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
-John Kammer, Herndon

She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
-Susan Reese, Arlington

It came down the stairs looking very much like something no one had ever seen before.
-Marian Carlsson, Lexington

The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
-Jennifer Hart, Arlington

The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM.
-Paul J. Kocak, Syracuse

It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with power tools.
-Brian Broadus, Charlottesville

He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
-Susan Reese, Arlington

She was as easy as the "TV Guide" crossword.
-Tom Witte, Gaithersburg

She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.
-Jonathan Paul, Garrett Park

Her voice had that tense, grating quality, like a first-generation thermal paper fax machine that needed a band tightened.
-Sue Lin Chong, Washington

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
-Sue Lin Chong, Washington

His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
-Chuck Smith,Woodbridge

He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
-Joseph Romm, Washington

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