Poems With Similes

9 Examples Of Poems That Use Similes

These poems are enhanced with the addition of similes which make comparisons. Similes are a form of figurative language that use the words "like" or "as" to compare two things.

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  1. Gift Of Magic And Love

    Christmas Wishes For Family And Friends

    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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  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 know what you are going through. My parents argue a lot, and I'm just in the middle of it. I don't like it and it just makes me sad. You are not alone. Right now my parents are in a...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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    • Rating 4.14
    • Poem of the Day
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    The girl was in my dreams like a fairy tale. Suddenly she disappeared and gave me sleepless nights and tough days. There is an ocean of distance between us, but I believe in heart-to-heart...

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  5. A Thorny Rose

    • By Kirston D. Warfield
    • Published: February 2006

    in Short Poems

    Picture

    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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    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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  7. 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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    Featured Shared Story

    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.

  8. 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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    • Votes 142
    • Rating 3.94
  9. Similes And Metaphors In Poetry

    Similes And Metaphors In Poetry - 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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    Featured Shared Story

    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?

  10. 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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    • Votes 76
    • Rating 3.51
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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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