Terms in this set (40)
Compares two or more unlike things using "like" or "as"
Compares two or more unlike things using "is" or "was"
a phrase that has two meanings
an extreme exaggeration
Giving inanimate objects human characteristics
He is as fast as a cheetah
That teacher was a real ringmaster
You're in hot water
These books weigh a ton
The bells screamed that it was time for lunch
Bang! The plate crashed to the floor
I heard the tires screech as he tried to put on the breaks.
It is going to take a zillion years to get through Medical School.
She swims like a fish.
Mr. John is as wise as an owl.
The flowers were crying for my attention.
Because I was embarrassed my face was as red as a ripe tomato.
Snow had wrapped a white blanked over the city.
Education is your passport to satisfying employment.
The thief was caught red-handed.
He was a tornado, blasting his way through the opposing team.
Three grey geese in a green field grazing.
Fear knocked on the door. Faith answered. There was was no one there.
He's as hairy as a gorilla.
I will die if she asks me to sing in front of everyone.
Careless cars cutting corners create confusion.
Snow speaks to the people, its falling above in the glooming sunlight.
The cow says moo all day long.
Don't delay dawns disarming display.
She's got a neck like a pipe.
The sun is my best friend, always by my side.
Dark tears of rain poured steadily from the blue-black sky, spilling past his window.
Destiny blew through Romi's front door like a windstorm.
Sometimes she braided it to it to "teach it a lesson," but her hair always won and would unbraid itself by the end of the day and curl into puffs of defiance.
When you awaken, be sure to record the remnants of your dream on your purple pages of passion, persuasion, and poetry with your purple plume of poetic penmanship.
She jumped down his throat after he threw a water balloon at her book.
Jimmy couldn't think of what to say; the cat had his tongue.
Tara wasn't supposed to tell anyone, but she let the cat out of the bag.
We don't have any plans for our vacation; I guess we will just play it be ear.
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