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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SIMILE


Simile

The wrestler was strong.
The wrestler was as strong as an ox.
He is very busy.
He is as busy as a bee.
The two sentences make the same statement. We are told that the wrestler was strong. But the second sentence expresses the same thing in a more interesting manner. The expression as strong as an ox is called a simile.
A simile is a phrase that describes something by making a comparison between one person or thing and another of a different kind using the word as or like.
Complete the following using suitable words from the box.
[bee, mule, bat, mouse, wolf, lamb, lightning, peacock, furnace, grass, lead, feather, fox, cucumber, honey, deer, peas, egg, fiddle, rock]
1. As light as a ………………………..
2. As sweet as …………………………
3. As bald as an ……………………….
4. As cunning as a ……………………….
5. As blind as a ……………………….
6. As busy as a ……………………….
7. As hungry as a ……………………….
8. As cool as a ……………………….
9. As steady as a ……………………….
10. As quick as ……………………….
11. As busy as ……………………….
12. As swift as ……………………….
13. As obstinate as ……………………….
14. As heavy as ……………………….
15. As like as two ……………………….
16. As timid as a ……………………….
17. As proud as a ……………………….
18. As gentle as a ……………………….
19. As hot as a ……………………….
20. As green as ……………………….
Answers
1. As light as a feather
2. As sweet as honey
3. As bald as an egg
4. As cunning as a fox
5. As blind as a bat
6. As busy as a bee
7. As hungry as a wolf
8. As cool as a cucumber
9. As steady as a rock
10. As quick as lightning
11. As busy as a bee
12. As swift as a hare
13. As obstinate as a mule
14. As heavy as lead
15. As like as two peas
16. As timid as a deer
17. As proud as a peacock
18. As gentle as a lamb
19. As hot as a furnace
20. As green as grass