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I need to write 3 similes or metaphors to describe something from memory – e.g. a person, an object, a feeling. I need to write 3 similes or metaphors to describe something from memory – e.g. a person, an object, a feeling.

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Look for something you might want to remember is the first step.  If you want to remember where you put your car keys, you could say that the table is as green as grass, if you have put them on a green table.  Then you might remember the simile, and therefore remember where you put them!

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The first thing to do is select the person, feeling or object you'd like to focus on.

For instance, if you would like to write about a pet or a friend from kindergarten, you can probably easily think of a simile to use once you have the pet or friend in mind.

"I had a friend who was as fiesty as a riled up puppy."

"My first pet was a bird with a beak as sharp as a knife."

"My tenth birthday party was as loud as New Year's Eve in Times Square."

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Try to keep in mind that they metaphors and similes you write should be original and not cliche. Too many times, students try using tired old examples of figurative language. For example I could say: My bulldog Stella makes me happier than a kid in a candy store. Old and overused--right? It's more powerful for me to say:My bulldog Stella is an emotional ATM. I can always go to her for a smile. Maybe not great, but it is original.

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Figurative language is actually fun to use once you start thinking in those terms.  If you're working hard and getting a lot accomplished, you can say you're a machine.  If you're tired at the end of a long day, you can say you feel like a wet noodle by the end of the day.  Metaphors are generally stronger than similes, but both are easy to use.  Good luck!

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Think about your childhood and the things you did as a child. Then try to find something to compare your feelings or impressions or images to. For instance, when I was a little girl, I loved to ride my bicycle. I can remember a day when I had a terrible accident and skinned both my elbows and my knees. I might use this simile to describe how I felt:

My elbows hit the pavement and shredded like cheese in a grater.

Or think about someone you loved or who had a big influence on you as a child. For instance, my grandfather was a gruff old man whom everyone feared. I might use a simile to describe him:

He was as mean as a snake.

Or my father's face before he shaved:

His chin was as prickly as a cactus.

I hope these help.

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Take suggestions from the great poets themselves.  For instance, you have probably read some of Langton Hughes's poems. (Remember that with metaphors one of the elements being compared may not even be...

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i haven't understood ,sorry for that my question is Write 3 similes or metaphors to describe something from your memory – eg a person, an object, a feeling.
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