Poems With Similes

Published: November 17, 2018

18 Simile Poems - Examples Of Popular Poems That Use Similes

Similes are a form of figurative language that use the words "like" or "as" to compare two things. Similes are a writing technique used by poets and all writers to create rich imagery and memorable connections for their readers. Writers use similes to enhance descriptions of feelings, experiences or objects by comparing them vividly to something else.

Learn more: What are Similes And Metaphors In Poetry?

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  1. The Importance Of A Sister

    Why I Love My Sister Poem

    in Sister Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Picture

    A sister is someone who loves you from the heart.
    No matter how much you argue, you cannot be drawn apart.
    She is a joy that cannot be taken away.
    Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.

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    I was 9 when I first found out I have a sister. I remember I would dream of knowing her and that someday we would met.

    I used to watch other children play with their sisters and think to...

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  2. A Family Is Like A Circle

    • By Nicole M. O'Neil
    • Published: February 2006

    in Loving Poems about Family

    Picture

    A family is like a circle.
    The connection never ends,
    and even if at times it breaks,
    in time it always mends.

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    I enjoyed reading this poem. The poet uses relevant and strong similes that remain in the reader's mind. There's no way one can separate from their families because they found it there and at...

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  4. Haiku Year

    Haiku Poem About Months Of The Year

    in Haiku

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    JANUARY
    Delightful display
    Snowdrops bow their pure white heads
    To the sun's glory.

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    I love this poem so much! Great description. I love your choice of words.

  5. Note To Self

    Metaphor For Dealing With Change

    in Inspirational Poems

    Be like the willow that bends,
    shade that it sends,
    peace that it lends.

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    This is an amazing poem - saying so much in very few words. Things don't always go the way we want, and sometimes we have to adapt and do so cheerfully - a very important lesson. It is also...

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  7. True Friend

    • By Ashley Campbell
    • Published: March 2012
    Short True Friend Poem

    in Short Friendship Poems

    A friend is like a star that twinkles and glows
    Or maybe like the ocean that gently flows.
    A friend is like gold that you should treasure
    And take care of forever and ever.

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    Yes, it did. It tells a lot about a true friend.

  8. Life Without You

    • By Nikki Wilfong
    • Published: February 2008

    in Boyfriend Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Me without you
    is like a leafless fall,
    a snowless winter,
    and a flowerless spring.

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    It's so lonely without you by my side. It's so hard to be alone not knowing you still want me or love me. I wish I could turn back time to redo my mistakes. I miss you like crazy, no matter...

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  9. Storm At Sea

    Poem About The Power Of Storms

    in Ocean Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    CRASHING waves... SMASHING seas...
    Bringing sailors to their knees.
    As they struggle to save their lives,
    Hoping and praying help arrives.

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    This poem brought a tear to my eye and I love the way that the author has written this particular poem. It definitely is top in my book.

  10. Friends

    in Famous Children Poems

    How good to lie a little while
    And look up through the tree!
    The Sky is like a kind big smile
    Bent sweetly over me.

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  11. Just Like

    Short Poem About Breaking Up With A Good Friend

    in Broken Friendship Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Just like a glass
    my heart is broken
    Just like a star
    you light up my life

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  12. Swoosh, Boom, Crunch, Howl

    • By Hayden Myer
    • Published: March 2009
    Mindfulness At The Beach

    in Beach Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    The sun rises higher and higher, like a blossoming flower, as the children play...
    Beach, Beach, Beach
    The zephyr catches my skin like a wide receiver playing football...
    Swoosh, Swoosh, Swoosh

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    Being involved with the aspects of nature is the best thing ever. It's so beautiful, peaceful, and calming. It gives the creative person his tranquility, and it can be his muse. It's full of...

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