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 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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  4. 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.

  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. 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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  8. Something Like A Memory

    • By Katenewt
    • Published: February 27, 2018
    It's Hard To Stop Missing Someone

    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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  9. 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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    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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  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  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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