Similes:Compare two concepts with "like" or "as." Generally, the comparison is more obvious when using a simile because "like" or "as" breaks apart the sentence.
- The day was as hot as the sun.
- He could swim like a fish.
- Her sneeze was as loud as a train whistle.
- I felt like a fish out of water.
Metaphors:Compare two concepts without "like" or "as." Metaphors provide more subtlety to the descriptions; the comparisons are more seamless because there's not a distinct break to insert "like" or "as."
- The stars were diamonds in the sky.
- Her smile was a ray of sunshine.
- He couldn't stand because his legs were rubber.
Examples Of Poems With Similes Or Metaphors
- Storm At Sea
- Swoosh, Boom, Crunch, Howl
- Life Without You
- A Broken Family Tree
- Truth Untold
- A Poison Tree
- Phenomenal Woman
- An Ocean of Memories
- Caged Bird
- Haiku Year
- Just Like
- The Importance of a Sister