Monday, April 11, 2011

Painfully Funny Similes and Metaphors by Laura Christianson

Painfully Funny Similes and Metaphors from High School Students

That fella’s the raspberry seed in my wisdom tooth.
–The Music Man
You can almost feel it, can’t you? That tiny, irritating raspberry seed lodged in your tooth (or worse yet, in your gums).
A good metaphor or simile breathes life into a sentence. It helps the reader’s mind make fresh correlations between smells, sounds, taste, touch.
A bad metaphor kills the sentence deader than a chainsaw murderer wielding a plastic chainsaw from Toys R Us. Get the idea?


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