Writing prompt: Metaphor and simile

A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes something by saying it is something else. (“His eyes were brown stones.”) A simile  is a figure of speech that includes the words “like” or “as.” (She was as tired as an accountant on April 16.)

More examples:

1. His relationship was a sinking boat. (metaphor)

    His relationship felt like a sinking boat. (simile)

2. Chocolate was her only friend. (metaphor)

    To her, chocolate was as comforting as a best friend. (simile)

3. Her voice was fingernails on a chalkboard. (metaphor)

    Her voice sounded like fingernails on a chalkboard. (simile)

 Writing prompt: Use a metaphor or simile to describe your job or home. Is your job an anchor? Does your house or apartment feel like a warm cave?

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