As Simple as a Simile

The most used literary device in literature are metaphors. Similes are metaphors that specifically use the words “like” or “as”. After reading “Dreams” and “A Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes, the poets learned about similes and metaphors in both poems to relate concepts to the reader. They then wrote their similes based on someone, or something, they love in their life. Enjoy!



I’m as strong as a tiger

I am as pretty as a dog

I am as smart as a monkey

I am as hungry as a fish

I am as mad as a bobcat

I am as happy as a son



Yo soy mui fuerte como un oso

Yo soy rapida como un rayo

Yo soy muy intelligente Como Albert Einstein



I am as fast as a rocket

I am as strong as a ball

I am a shy as a dear

I am a sweetest candy

I’m as smart as a dolphin

I am as pretty as a flower

I’m as tall as a tree

I am as colorful as markers



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.