Examples of simile in sentences, poems, songs and stories

Robert Johnston
Examples of simile in sentences, poems, songs and stories

The simile It is a literary figure that allows to establish differences, comparison and similarities between two elements, whether they are objects, people, animals, thoughts, ideas or emotions. A characteristic of this literary device is that in the statement the participating elements are named, which differentiates it from the metaphor.

An example of a simile is the following: "His skin was as white as snow." As shown in the sentence, the simile is formed by links that allow making comparisons or similarities, these can be "as", "which", "similar to", "same as" or "so".

The simile is a literary figure that allows to establish differences, comparison and similarities between two elements. Source: lifeder.com.

The main purpose of the simile is to give the text or statement a different point of view, which in turn gives it simplicity and gives it a certain aesthetic character. This literary device is commonly used by poets, singers and writers to transfer a quality from one object to another that may not be manifested in an obvious way..

Article index

  • 1 Examples of simile in sentences
  • 2 Examples of simile in poems
    • 2.1 Lover grateful to the lying flattery of a dream by Francisco de Quevedo
    • 2.2 Triumph of love by Vicente Aleixandre
    • 2.3 Nude of Pablo Neruda
  • 3 Examples of simile in songs
    • 3.1 At the edge of Joaquín Sabina's chimney
    • 3.2 I want to give you a Prince Royce kiss
    • 3.3 My pretty girl from Chino and Nacho
  • 4 Examples of simile in stories
    • 4.1 In this town there are no thieves by Gabriel García Márquez
    • 4.2 Cleopatra by Mario Benedetti
    • 4.3 Mario Benedetti's hunch
  • 5 Examples of simile in literary works
    • 5.1 Maria by Jorge Isaacs
    • 5.2 Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
    • 5.3 Mrs. Bárbara de Rómulo Gallegos
    • 5.4 Being on the Threshold by Howard Phillip Lovecraft
    • 5.5 A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.
  • 6 References

Examples of simile in sentences

- His lips were red like burning fire.

- The soldiers stood still like statues.

- Teachers teach as well as parents.

- Manuelito swims like a fish in the ocean.

- The party was as boring as a summer without sun.

- Maria's hair is blond like gold.

- The neighbor apologized and was meek as a lamb.

- Think like a genius and you will do great things.

- Daniela was as euphoric as a rock band.

- I feel sad like a winter day.

- Luis spent the day singing like a happy little bird.

- Their love affair was like a roller coaster.

- His eyes shine like two stars.

- The street was pitch black.

- The thief is dangerous like a tornado.

- Daniel eats like a new lime.

- Faded like soap bubbles.

- The children stood still like statues.

- His hands were shaking like jelly.

- Baby's skin is soft like velvet.

- Love is sometimes sweet as honey and bitter as gall.

- The mattress on my bed is already rock hard.

- Miguel left his shoes as shiny as mirrors.

- Daniel acted as cold as a freezer.

- Her hair was as black as jet.

- His black robes made him look like a bat.

- His tongue was as sharp as a sword.

- From the shock he turned white as a wall.

- He's crazy as a goat.

- The cave was darker than a wolf's mouth.

- The city streets twisted like a maze.

- I have hair like a lion's mane.

- The athlete was as fast as a gazelle.

- The singer's voice was sweet as honey.

- The clouds looked as soft as cotton.

- His teeth were white as pearls.

- It is so kind that it looks like an angel fallen from heaven.

- This door is hard as stone.

- It's as slow as a turtle.

- That boy is as tall as a tower.

Examples of simile in poems

Lover grateful to the lying flattery of a dream by Francisco de Quevedo

"... My flames with your snow, and with your yelo,

which usually opposite arrows from his quiver,

mixed love and honest mixed them,

with my admiration in his wakefulness ... ".

Triumph of Love by Vicente Aleixandre

The moon shines in the autumn wind,

in the sky looking like long-suffered pain.

But it will not be, no, the poet who says

the hidden mobiles, indecipherable sign

of a liquid sky of burning fire that will flood the souls,

if souls knew their destiny on earth.

The moon as a hand,

deals with the injustice that beauty uses ...

When a body worshiped;

standing tall in her nude, shines like stone,

like the hard stone that kisses ignite ...

But the breeze of an air that runs through my body

like an echo of spiky reeds singing

against the living waters, blue with kisses.

… Everything lives, survives, survives and ascends

like a glowing ember of desire in the skies.

... It is the water that kisses some adored feet,

like a hidden mystery to the defeated night ... ".

Naked by Pablo Neruda

"Naked you are as simple as one of your hands:

smooth, earthy, minimal, round, transparent.

You got moon lines, apple roads.

Naked you are thin as naked wheat ...

… Naked you are small as one of your nails:

curved, subtle, pink until the day is born

and you get into the underground of the world

as in a long tunnel of suits and work:

your clarity fades, dresses, leaves

and again it is a bare hand again ".

Examples of simile in songs

On the edge of the fireplace by Joaquín Sabina

"I can get cheesy and say

that your lips taste the same to me

than the lips that I kiss in my dreams ... ".

I want to give you a kiss by Prince Royce

"Loving you as I do is very complicated.

To think how I think of you in a sin.

Staring the way I stare at you is forbidden.

Touch you like I want is a crime.

My pretty Girl by Chino and Nacho

"... This love that rises like foam

that when I take you by the hand through the park

road in the clouds

It seems incredible that I no longer remember anything

when I was only

nothing can be compared

with something so special ... ".

Examples of simile in stories

In this town there are no thieves by Gabriel García Márquez

- "... For a quarter of an hour, the crowd blocked in the solar observed a respectful behavior, as if there was a dead man behind the raped door... ".

- "... It was something so difficult but so momentaryas a condolence... ".

Cleopatra by Mario Benedetti

- “My brothers had many friends, among them Dionisio and Juanjo, who were friendly and treated me with affection., as if I were a younger sister... ".

Hunch by Mario Benedetti

- "Then came the lady, impressive. Smiled like a virgin, but just like ... ".

“… Not so the daughter, Estercita, twenty-four years old, a pituca of ocai and rumi who he treated me like another piece of furniture and I was very little in the house ... ".

Examples of simile in literary works

Mary by Jorge Isaacs

- “… And his eyes were still moistened when he responded with a smile to my affectionate expression., like those of a child whose crying has silenced a maternal caress... ".

- “… I admired the underside of her arms, deliciously shaped, Y her hands cared for like a queen's... ".

- “… The abundant and half-curly hair shaded his smooth forehead, ordinarily serene as a porcelain face... ".

Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo

- "... Your lips were wet as if the dew had kissed them ...".

- "... On the other side the drops slipped in thick threads like tears ...".

- "... the hiss of the rain like a murmur of crickets ...".

Miss Barbara by Rómulo Gallegos

- "... The carob tree of the passage vibrates like a melodious harp ...".

- "... White and beautiful as a heron ...".

- "... dressed in clean clothes and adorned with Sabanese flowers, as for a party ...".

Being on the threshold by Howard Phillip Lovecraft

“I trust that my readers will judge the elements that I will be relating, contrast them with the known evidences and come to wonder if someone could have had a different behavior than mine in the face of a horror What the one that I should have experienced, before that being on the threshold".

A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.

"Everything the building tilted slightly, What a tooth distorted".


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