Thursday, March 3, 2011

More metaphors

A few weeks ago I posted some metaphors and similes that teenage kids used in their high school essays.

Here are a few more:

John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.

He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant, and she was the East River.

Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.

The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.

The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.

He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck
that was actually lame, maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.

The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

Have a great weekend.

13 comments:

Terri Tiffany said...

LOL Made me laugh out loud! Wish I was half as creative:)

Melissa Marsh said...

Those are great!!! Have a good weekend. :-)

Heidi Willis said...

These are hilarious! I was going to say I loved the East River one (brilliant, really!), until I got to the ballerina one and busted out laughing.

Thanks for the friday fun! :)

Monica B.W. said...

ROTFLMAO!!!!

Kasie West said...

Oh my gosh!! Those are hilarious. My favorite is the duck one, a real lame duck. lol Man. But the East River one, that's really creative. :)

Colene Murphy said...

Bahaha! Brother-in-law. Hilarious! Oh my...I can't breathe. Those were so good!

mshatch said...

omg, those were hilarious, esp. that last one and the picture I got in my head...

Patti Lacy said...

PATTIII!!!
You made my Friday night.
And it had been a gloomy, rainy mess:)

Thanks!!! I love the East River one.

ali said...

OMGosh those were so much fun! I had to read the mob, trap and ballerina ones out loud to my hubby so he could laugh along with me :)

Tracy said...

The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.

That one actually made me snarf out loud. Sounds like something I'd find in one of my first drafts...when I wasn't even trying to be funny.

Lisa Gail Green said...

OMG Those are hysterical!!! Thank you for the smile!

Debra D. said...

This post is made of awesome. So HILARIOUS! Thanks for sharing! =D

Carol Riggs said...

HeeheeHEEEE. Those are more great figures of speech. Sigh--we should all be so creative. ;o)