Simile Examples In Poetry
Simile Examples in Poetry
The use of simile in sentences are quite profound. Many writers have used these simile grammar to bring out expressive ways of comparison. But what is even more extraordinary is the magnificent way in which many poets have been using similes in poems. A poet is like a fountain flowing with similes as he/she compares and contrast what even the naked eyes are not able to see. Here are two poems which I have constructed to help you to understand some simile examples in Poetry.
The Words Which Makes a Simile
Poem 1 - Beauty is in The Eyes of the Beholder
Her beauty was as blinding as the lights from heaven
She was like an angel lost on Earth
No one really knew her destiny
But her heart was as pure as a new born at birth
She walked by and heads turned like a like cogs in a clock
She looked magnificent in everyway
The epiphany of elegance, love was what she was made of
Easily swaying my heart her way
Madam, mademoiselle, Senorita, How will I address her?
I fear being rejected like a stray Pup
I stutter, I baffle, and like opening my eyes under water, the lines seem blur
But all I want to do is give her my love
A quick gulp and fear is swallowed like a sinking ship in the ocean
I move to her quickly, eyes piercing mouth opened like a pelican
But as she turned around, looking as gentle as a swan gliding on the moonlight
I froze like a frightened statue
I gazed into her perfect eyes as they shimmered like diamonds in the firmament
Then she said hello, as soft as the wool on a baby sheep
I was mesmerized, as my life meta-morphed like a caterpillar in a cocoon.
Analysis of Simile Examples in the above Poem.
The Poet uses various similes to make sentences in this poem. The poem however does not use solely the traditional similes that many may know such as, "As slippery as an eel" or "As cunning as a fox." The use of simile in this poem begins in line one when the author writes, "Her beauty was as blinding as the lights from heaven." If you look up a list of simile sentences, you will not find this simile being traditionally used. The use of similes in poetry takes observation and understanding of objects and their characteristics to create a flowing cohesion.
Poem 2 - The Rabbit and The Hare
"I am as fast as a jet in the sky". Boasted the Hare
"I am as fast as lightening flashing by". Boasted the Rabbit
"I bet if we raced I would leave you in my dust like an overworked maid." Said the Hare
"And I bet if I accepted that challenge, like a timid little mouse you would be very afraid." Said the Rabbit.
Their arguments gathered other forest animals which came to look
Even the swiping fox came out as sneakily as a crook.
Mr and Mrs Porcupine came out as prickly as themselves
While songbirds rattled and chattered like empty bottles on shelves
The race was set, it was an event to see
Hare vs Rabbit matching speed
Off they went like a bullet from a blazing gun
Dashing through the forest like a wild gazelle on the run
With the wind hounding behind them like a ravishing tornado
approaching the finish line burning up the earth like a catastrophic volcano
Leaves ripped from trees and burrows rumbling like an earthquake
As Hare and Rabbit crossed the finish line thunderous making ears ache
It was a tie, both Hare and Rabbit matched speed
Now the forest was calm and quiet again, whispering like the evening breeze
Analysis of Similes Used in Poem 2
A funny kids poem created using an abundance of similes. The use of some witty similes are used to glue this poem to make it interesting to read from the beginning to the end. Similes are quite fun to write and to read. They encourage imagination and make the poem quite filled with enthusiastic comparisons. You can create your own similes just by looking at everyday things around you and and understanding the traits of that object and then use that to formulate beautiful simile sentences in your poem.
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