What are some similes from The Egypt Game?

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slchanmo1885 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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).
user589402 | Student

what's a simile, sad, foreshadowing, and joyful passage for the Egypt game.