Similes Are Like Electric Shocks

by Audrey
(Gibsons)

A simile is a writing device in which the writer shows a comparison between two things we usually think of as being different from each other. A simile contains the words like or as.

In saying that a simile is like an electric shock, I am drawing attention to the way a simile can jolt a reader. A good simile should bring an AHA moment.

Here are some similes I've found about writing. Which is your favorite? Why? Contribute other similes about writing, either your own or those of others. (Remember to give credit where you can.)


"Writing is just like lemons." --Amy Shultz
"Writing is like a nine to five trade." --Shane Neilson on Stephen King
"Writing is like breathing."--Mempo Giardinelli
"Writing is like planting a seed."--Alan Cumyn
"Writing is like having a conversation."--Dorothy M. Stewart

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Writing Tips.


Now you can 
do your own editing! 

Click here to learn how.


Free Newsletter

Sign up below for

Editor's Notes 

Inspiration and Writing Tips 

and receive tips 
to maximize 
your use of MS Word.
 

Click for more information 
and archived copies...
 

Or sign up using the form below 
to start your subscription right away.

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Editor's Notes.