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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Writing Wednesday - Similies and Metaphors


My brain is parched
My brow is damp
Please, Mr. Sun
Turn off your lamp.


It has been so hot around here lately, I thought we could try and come up with a few interesting and original similes and metaphors to describe a hot and muggy day.

A simile compares two things using the word like or as.
example: A good book is like chocolate: rich, smooth and addictive.

A metaphor compares two things, but it does not use the word like or as.
 example: A good book is a Hershey bar, waiting to be devoured.

Let's have some fun and describe how the weather has been where you live.

I'll get us started.

The days are hot as a chili pepper hanging on the vines.
Drops of sweat roll down my face like children gliding down a water slide.
The hot sun is a giant heater with its knob stuck in the high position.

Now it is your turn, how has the weather been where you live?

Happy Writing!

10 comments:

  1. It is so hot, the birds are using potholders to pick up their worms.

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  2. Hahaa, great post! I'd have to say our sun makes the air in Florida thicker than honey. It's SO humid. I see you live in W. Virginia. That's such a gorgeous state!

    Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving a comment. ;-)

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  3. Almost too hot to breathe down here in SC.
    We had a cool day last week and believe it or not I was a little chilly.

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  4. I've always heard this: "hot as blue blazes!"

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  5. I read this in an old newspaper:

    So hot and dry the trees were calling to gthe hounds to come and lift a leg.

    Others:

    So hot the corn popped in the husk.

    So hot my eyebrows melted off my face.

    So hot the birds are using sunscreen.

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  6. Hotter than a firecracker on the fourth of July.

    So hot my sweat has stopped sweating.

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  7. Hey everyone. Thanks for the comments. Seems like it is hot everywhere.

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  8. It's been nothing but HOT here for several weeks. Our poor garden is starting to look crispy:0.

    I'll say it's been hot as a canning kitchen on a summer afternoon.

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  9. It's so hot, my potato's have baked underground, just pulled one and added butter.

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