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“A mind is like a parachute . It doesn't work if it is not open .”. Incorporating Similes. Incorporating Voice Make Your Writing Come Alive with Similes. “A mind is like a parachute . It doesn't work if it is not open .”. Incorporating Similes.

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a mind is like a parachute it doesn t work if it is not open
“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

Incorporating VoiceMake Your Writing Come Alive with

Similes

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“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

Similes are open comparisons. They are clear-cut because the words likeandastell us a comparison is being made.

Example:

Her eyes were like daggers aimed at my heart

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“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

Similesare widely used in literature and often used in essays. They are viewed positively and, used effectively, can create powerful and lasting images and ideas. They are also a great way to give your essay spice and character.

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“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

Be careful not to overuse Similes in your writing. Too many can cause writing to seem lacking in information.Simileswithout substance are empty and weak. They are like unfulfilled promises and are likely to result in lower grades. Consequently, choose your words wisely, especially when flavoring your essay withSimiles.

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“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

Similes can not only make your writing more interesting but also help you to think more carefully about your subjects. Basically, similes are not just fancy additions to writing; they are ways of thinking.

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“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

How do you begin to create Similes? For one thing, you must be ready to play with language and ideas. A comparison like the following might appear in an first draft of an essay:

Laura sang like an old cat.

As you revise your draft, you might try adding more details to the comparison to make it more precise and interesting:

When Laura sang, she sounded like a cat sliding down a chalkboard.

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“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

My best friend and I always did everything together; my mom said we were as alike as two

“as alike as two peas in a pod”

is a simile.

What are you comparing?

You are comparing you and

your best friend to peas.

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“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

On the weekend I have so many activities to do that I am as busy as a

“as busy as a bee” is a simile.

What are you comparing?

You are comparing yourself to a bee.

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“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

My new baby brother is so adorable that everyone says he is as cute as a

“as cute as a bug in a rug”

is a simile.

What are you comparing?

You are comparing your baby brother to a bug.

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“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

No matter what happens in class, our teacher is as cool as a

“as cool as a cucumber” is a simile.

What are you comparing?

You are comparing your teacher to a cucumber.

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“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

Connect the phrases and images to make your own Similes

as delicate as a

as dry as

as free as a

as hard as

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“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

Connect the phrases and images to make your own Similes

as hungry as a

as light as a

as lowly as a

as mad as a

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“A mind is like aparachute. It doesn't work ifit is not open.”

IncorporatingSimiles

Connect the phrases and images to make your own Similes

as neat as a

as old as the

as stubborn as a

as quick as

let s make each simile into a sentence
Let’s make each Simileinto a sentence

IncorporatingSimiles

_______________________________

was as delicate as a flower ___________

_______________________________

_______________________________

was as dry as dust _________________

_______________________________

Green – Basic SimileBlue – Expand to a More Detailed Simile

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Let’s make each Simileinto a sentence

IncorporatingSimiles

_______________________________

was as free as a bird _______________

_______________________________

_______________________________

was as hard as nails ______________

_______________________________

Green – Basic SimileBlue – Expand to a More Detailed Simile

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Let’s make each Simileinto a sentence

IncorporatingSimiles

_______________________________

was as hungry as a wolf _____________

_______________________________

_______________________________

was as light as a feather_____________

_______________________________

Green – Basic SimileBlue – Expand to a More Detailed Simile

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Let’s make each Simileinto a sentence

IncorporatingSimiles

_______________________________

was as neat as a pin _______________

_______________________________

_______________________________

was asold as the hills ______________

_______________________________

Green – Basic SimileBlue – Expand to a More Detailed Simile

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Let’s make each Simileinto a sentence

IncorporatingSimiles

_______________________________

was as stubborn as a mule __________

_______________________________

_______________________________

was asquick as lightening ___________

_______________________________

Green – Basic SimileBlue – Expand to a More Detailed Simile