Poems With Similes

Published: November 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

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

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  4. A Family Is Like A Circle

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

    in Loving Poems about Family

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    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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  5. 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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  7. A Thorny Rose

    • By Kirston D. Warfield
    • Published: February 2006

    in Short Poems

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    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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  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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    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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  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. 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?

  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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    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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  12. 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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