Poems With Similes

Published: November 2018

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?

18 Simile Poems - Examples Of Popular Poems That Use Similes

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  1. 1. The Importance Of A Sister

    in Sister Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    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. 2. A Family Is Like A Circle

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

    in Loving Poems about Family

    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. 3. Haiku 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 sooooo much! Can't stop reading it. I am in love with the absolute perfect descriptions of each month...great job Paul.

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  5. 4. Harlem

    in Famous Poems

    What happens to a dream deferred?

    Does it dry up
    like a raisin in the sun?

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    A wonderful poem by Langston Hughes, some dreams drift off with the morning mist, others come through if one persists.....

    A dream differed is a dream put on hold
    until the time comes for...

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  7. 5. True Friend

    • By Ashley Campbell
    • Published: March 2012

    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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    I love this so much it made my whole family smile.

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  8. 6. Just Like

    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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    I had a friend who meant a lot to me. Though our friendship was filled with one too many downs, I cared about her a lot, and I thought she did too. But as soon as we left school, she started...

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  9. 7. 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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    I'm madly in love with my girl, but suddenly things changed. She cut the communication, so I can't reach her. I don't know if she will be back. I'm feeling choked and lonely. Life without her...

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  10. 8. Storm At Sea

    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.

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  11. 9. Note To Self

    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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  12. 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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  13. 11. Swoosh, Boom, Crunch, Howl

    • By Hayden Myer
    • Published: March 2009

    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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  14. 12. Love Throughout Time

    in Relationship Poems

    Time is like the wind,
    Slow and smooth.
    Time can change swiftly,
    Fast and fierce.

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  15. 13. Similes And Metaphors In Poetry

    Similes And Metaphors In Poetry - The Difference, Examples And Definitions

    in Advanced Poetic Techniques

    Do you want to make the descriptions in your writing stronger?
    Do you want people to connect your words with other experiences in their lives?
    Using similes or metaphors is a great way to add explanations to your writing. Both similes and meta...

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    I have a problem with the interpretation of a poem named Stolen Rivers. My question is how can I discuss the possible meaning of a simile?

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  16. 14. Gift Of Magic And Love

    in Christmas Poems

    'Tis the season for warmth and cheer,
    To be with our family and those we hold dear.
    But what if we are miles away?
    What if we can't be there on Christmas day?

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  17. 15. Our Love Like A Diamond

    • By Terri Mooney
    • Published: May 2009

    in Love Poems about Marriage

    A New Day Before Us
    The Old far Behind
    Let us Look Forward with Newness
    As we turn and Find

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  18. 16. A Thorny Rose

    • By Kirston D. Warfield
    • Published: February 2006

    in Short Poems

    Our life is like a thorny rose
    Not perfect, but always beautiful
    The thorns represent the hardships in our lives.
    The delicate red petals represent the fun and beautiful things in our lives.

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    A Thorny Rose

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    Lovely Poem. Life means struggling. We know we may seem like a rose, but some thorns are our weaknesses. Let's forget all the awkward moments and smile like a rose accepting the thorns for a...

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  19. 17. Like A Volcano

    in Inspirational Poems

    Are you losing faith?
    Are you feeling low?
    Are you crying out loud,
    Craving to be loved?

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  20. 18. Something Like A Memory

    • By Katenewt
    • Published: February 2018

    in I Miss You Poems

    Raindrops on window panes
    Stars at night that are just airplanes
    Sparks of light out in the distance
    Reminding me of the space between us

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    I can relate to this. I think about if I could have done things differently. I feel like if I were there when my John fell and died I could have prevented him from that tragic fall. I am mad...

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