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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!


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

  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. ;-)

  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.

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

  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.


    So hot the corn popped in the husk.

    So hot my eyebrows melted off my face.

    So hot the birds are using sunscreen.

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

    So hot my sweat has stopped sweating.

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

  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.

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


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