Received from a Canadian friend:
Metaphors from Student Essays
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1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two othersides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
2. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances likeunderpants in a tumble dryer.
3. The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way abowling ball wouldn't.
4. McMurphy fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a paper bagfilled with vegetable soup.
5. Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
6. Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the centre.
7. Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
8. He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
9. The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when youfry them in hot grease.
10. Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced acrossthe grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left York at 6:36pm traveling at 55 mph, the other from Peterborough at 4:19pm at a speed of 35 mph.
11. The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the full stop after theDr. on a Dr Pepper can.
12. John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who hadalso never met.
13. The thunder was ominous sounding, much like the sound of a thinsheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.
14. The red brick wall was the colour of a brick-red crayon.
15. Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, onlyone that had been left out so long it had rusted shut.
16. Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.
17. The plan was simple, like my mate Phil. But unlike Phil, this planjust might work.
18. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from noteating for a while.
19. "Oh, Jason, take me!" she panted, her breasts heaving like a studenton 31 pint night.
20. He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck either, buta real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.
21. Her artistic sense was exquisitely refined, like someone who cantell butter from "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter."
22. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makesjust before it throws up.
23. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender legbehind her, like a dog at a lamppost.
24. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegratedbecause of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free cashpoint.
25. The dandelion swayed in the gentle breeze like an oscillatingelectric fan set on medium.
26. It was a working class tradition, like fathers chasing kids aroundwith their power tools.
27. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, asif she were a dustcart reversing.
28. She was as easy as the Daily Star crossword.
29. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he wasroom-temperature raw hamburger.
30. She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.

Reinhold (Rey) Aman, Philologist
AUEer Emeritus & Eremitus
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} Metaphors from Student Essays
Oy! Oy!

R. J. Valentine
} Received from a Canadian friend: } } Metaphors from Student Essays Oy! Oy!

Posted as received. I know them's similes.

Reinhold (Rey) Aman, Philologist
AUEer Emeritus & Eremitus
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} Received from a Canadian friend: } } Metaphors from Student Essays Oy! Oy!

Posted as received. I know them's similes.

similes? what like you mean like this?
D, :-) ;*
they do'nt show up on my screen tho. bummer

Ross Howard
Reinhold (Rey) Aman wrote on 27 Sep 2004:
} Received from a Canadian friend: } } Metaphors from Student Essays Oy! Oy!

Posted as received. I know them's similes.

A simile is a metaphor that uses "like" or "as". Your Canadian friend is merely too general and Richard is merely too specific.

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Received from a Canadian friend: Metaphors from Student Essays == 1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle ... coli and he was room-temperature raw hamburger. 30. She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.

I had this response on a history test (after a study of the origins of the Bill or Rights in the US Constitution):
Only prostitutes were permitted to bare arms.
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} Posted as received. I know them's similes.
Of course. Nobody blamed you. And I doubt massively that they were from student essays (or were as apparently implied accidental). Those were carefully crafted similies from something like the dark-and-stormy- night writing contest.
It's good to see you publish things as received, though. That puts you a notch above the Washington Post and the Communications of the ACM in my book.
ObETFYB: I hear they're going fast.

R. J. Valentine
} }> } Received from a Canadian friend: }> } }> } Metaphors from Student Essays } }> Oy! Oy! ... you a notch above the Washington Post and the Communications of the ACM in my book.

In my most recent former life I was an ACM member. I still would be but they don't have reduced rates for retirees. What is/was your connection?

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} In my most recent former life I was an ACM member. I still would } be but they don't have reduced rates for retirees. What is/was } your connection?
I was a member until they switched the life insurance away from New York Life, which had always done a good job as far as I was concerned. I switched to AAAS and stuck with NYLIC (although my grandfather was said in his obituary to have constructed and installed the copper ball on top of the Met Life Tower in New York proper, which was the tallest building in the world when it was built).
Oh, yeah, and they misspelled my name, then left it off completely in the book version.
I was a member of IEEE for a while there, too.
And I paid for my subscription to Datamation .

R. J. Valentine
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