Rhetoric–A1: Simile & Metaphor

Posted: 2014 年 01 月 23 日 in Rhetoric

I. Simile

  1. My love is like a red, red rose.
  2. My heart is like a singing bird.
  3. talk like a book
  4. drink like a fish
  5. as fresh as a rose
  6. smoke like a chimney
  7. as proud as a peacock
  8. as timid as a rabbit/mouse
  9. as black as pitch
  10. as brave as a lion
  11. as straight as an arrow
  12. as sly as a fox
  13. as faithful as a dog
  14. as slow as a tortoise
  15. as high as a kite
  16. as quiet as a lamb
  17. as sharp as a knife
  18. as light as a feather
  19. as hungry as a wolf
  20. as black as a crow
  21. as motionless as a statue

II. Metaphor

  1. The thought was fire in him.
  2. Failure is the mother of success.
  3. He still has a ray of hope.
  4. His mind swept easily over the world.
  5. This country has rosy prospects.
  6. A heavy purse makes a light heart.
  7. There was a stormy debate at the meeting.
  8. He could not bridle his anger.
  9. A bright idea suddenly struck him.
  10. He needled his way through.
  11. The train steamed into the station.
  12. Waves thundered against the rocks.
  13. The hill was veiled in mist.
  14. She wormed the secret out of him.
  15. I’ll chew over your suggestion.
  16. Let’s dig deeper into the text.
  17. We stopped to drink in the beautiful scenery.
  18. She melted into tears.
  19. The airplane was swallowed up in the clouds.
  20. The wind was whispering in the pines.
  21. The ugly scar runs right across his left cheek.
  22. The trees stood greener after the rain.
  23. Above us hung a sullen sky.
  24. He was left outside in the pitiless cold.
  25. What a lame excuse you have!
  26. He ate with a wolfish appetite.
  27. You have undertaken an uphill task.
  28. All the world’s a stageAnd all the men and women merely players.



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