What are some examples of similes in Chapters 1 and 2 of The Outsiders?

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Here are some examples of similes from Chapters 1 and 2 of S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders:

CHAPTER 1. 

  • "Greasers are almost like hoods." -- Pony compares greasers with hoodlums.
  • "We're almost as close as brothers." -- Pony compares the relationship of his fellow greasers with that of Darry and Soda--his real brothers.
  • "He's got eyes that are like two pieces of pale blue-green ice." -- Pony describing Darry's icy eyes.
  • "He showed me the handkerchief, reddened as if by magic." -- Pony refers to the bloody handkerchief, colored by magic.
  • "They were all as tough as nails." -- Pony compares the greasers' hardness to steel.
  • "Soda attracted girls like honey draws flies." -- Pony is speaking of Soda's good looks.

CHAPTER 2.

  • "I was startled to find her as white as a sheet." -- Pony is comparing Cherry's pale facial expression to the color of a bedsheet.
  • "... there was Two-Bit, grinning like a Chessy cat." -- Pony is comparing Two-Bit's grin with that of the cat in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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