Food Technology Coursework Examples Of Similes

A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things. The simile is usually in a phrase that begins with "as" or "like." (This is different from a metaphor, which is a comparison that says something is something else.) The often nonsensical aspect of similes make them a fun way to get kids excited about reading and writing. 

See more similes with our simile flashcard set. 

Simile Examples

Kids can have fun using these simile examples that begin with “as”:

  • As American as apple pie
  • As big as an elephant
  • As black as coal
  • As blind as a bat
  • As bold as brass
  • As boring as watching paint dry  
  • As brave as a lion
  • As bright as a button
  • As busy as a bee
  • As cheap as dirt 
  • As clean as a whistle
  • As clear as mud
  • As clear as crystal
  • As cold as ice
  • As cool as a cucumber
  • As crooked as a dog's hind leg
  • As cunning as a fox
  • As cute as a bug's ear
  • As dead as a doornail
  • As deaf as a post
  • As difficult as nailing jelly to a tree
  • As dry as a bone
  • As dull as dishwater
  • As easy as ABC
  • As fit as a fiddle
  • As flat as a pancake
  • As free as a bird
  • As fresh as a daisy
  • As gentle as a lamb
  • As good as gold
  • As happy as a dog with two tails
  • As hard as nails
  • As heavy as lead
  • As helpless as a baby
  • As honest as the day is long  
  • As hot as blue blazes
  • As hungry as a bear
  • As innocent as a lamb
  • As large as life
  • As light as a feather
  • As long as a month of Sundays
  • As loose as a goose
  • As mad as a hatter
  • As mad as a hornet
  • As nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
  • As nutty as a fruitcake
  • As old as the hills
  • As pale as death
  • As plain as the nose on your face  
  • As playful as a kitten  
  • As pleased as Punch  
  • As proud as a peacock
  • As quick as lightning
  • As quiet as a church mouse
  • As regular as clockwork  
  • As scarce as hen's teeth
  • As sharp as a razor
  • As sick as a dog
  • As silent as the grave
  • As slippery as an eel
  • As slow as molasses in January  
  • As sly as a fox
  • As smooth as a baby's bottom
  • As snug as a bug in a rug
  • As solid as the ground we stand on
  • As sour as vinegar
  • As steady as a rock
  • As stiff as a board
  • As straight as an arrow
  • As strong as an ox
  • As stubborn as a mule
  • As sturdy as an oak
  • As sweet as pie
  • As tall as a giraffe
  • As thin as a rake
  • As tight as a drum
  • As timid as a rabbit
  • As tough as old boots
  • As useless as a chocolate teapot  
  • As warm as toast
  • As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party
  • As white as snow
  • As wise as an owl

Or try using some of these similes that start with "like": 

  • (Sing) like an angel
  • (Act) like an animal
  • (Eat) like a bird
  • (Fight) like cats and dogs
  • (Work) like a dog
  • Like a dream
  • (Soar) like an eagle
  • Like fingernails on a chalkboard
  • Like a fish
  • (Racing) like a frightened rabbit
  • (Have eyes) like a hawk
  • (Eat) like a horse
  • (Sleep) like a log
  • Like a moth to the flame
  • (Eat) like a pig
  • Like a pile of rocks
  • Like a rose
  • Like a screaming baby
  • Like stars
  • (Meandered) like a stream
  • Like two peas in a pod
  • (Exploded) like a volcano

You can find more Examples of Similes, as well as information about other Figurative Language, here on YourDictionary. And you can use the helpful infographic on this page to remind you of the differences between similes and metaphors.

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Simile Examples for Kids

By YourDictionary

A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things. The simile is usually in a phrase that begins with "as" or "like." (This is different from a metaphor, which is a comparison that says something is something else.) The often nonsensical aspect of similes make them a fun way to get kids excited about reading and writing. See more similes with our simile flashcard set. 

Я с вами попрощался, мисс Милкен, - холодно сказал Фонтейн.  - Я вас ни в чем не виню. - Но, сэр… - заикаясь выдавила.  - Я… я протестую.

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