In part 1 of this article available here , I talked about what similes and metaphors are, how they differ, and how to choose between them in your writing. There are also those authors who tend to only use metaphors or only use similes. The first step in taking more control over your use of metaphor and simile is to understand their individual strengths. Happily, we already covered that in part
10+ Simile examples: How to jazz up your words with this writing technique
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How to Jazz Up Your Writing: Get Inspired By These 10+ Simile Examples
Similes are generally easier to identify than metaphors, but not always. These are not similes. By the time you finish working through these examples of simile , you should have the hang of it. Here is the list of fifty easy similes: Simile Examples for Intermediate Readers Slashes indicate line-breaks.
For students, learning about metaphors and similes can sometimes feel like doing taxes on April Or taking your daily dose of cod liver oil poured over bran flakes. Or picking blueberries under a sweltering summer sun while wearing a corduroy three piece suit.