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 featured in both of the poems. In pairs, they then wrote their similes based on someone, or something, they love in their life. Enjoy!



By Elijah and Max


Strong like an avalanche

Kind as a bear

Lovely as flowers

Friendly like a neighbor



By Ethan and Johnny


She is funny as Pete Davidson

She’s lovely as a chicken

She’s lonely like a bird

She’s quiet as a mouse

She’s pretty as a star

Her smile is as bright as the light



by Ariel


Moves like a feather

Heart warm as summer weather

Hair soft like fluff

Like a gentle breeze

My sister is like a mother





“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.