What are some similes from The Egypt Game?

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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Zilpha Keatley Snyder, the author of The Egypt Game, has some beautiful similes in her book. Similes are the comparison of two unlike things using the words "like" or "as." A few similes from the book are as follows:

  • "It was almost as if the old man's deadly silence was a black hole that had to be filled up quickly with lots of words" (pg 21).
  • "There she was, waiting for them in the shed, Nefertiti, the beautiful queen of ancient Egypt, like a magical omen" (pg. 38)
  • "As they watched, a final twist of fragrant smoke curled upward like a dancing snake and seemed to wind itself around the head of Thoth" (pg 150).