As an introduction to simile and metaphor, Twain 3rd graders discussed comparisons, or, what it means to note similarities between two things. Color, shape, size, idea, feeling, and sound are some of the ways to compare things. After looking and thinking about how clouds are like mashed potatoes and cacti are like tiny needles or a spiky porcupine, students were challenged to create comparisons of their own. Enjoy!
My clothes are itchy like a Christmas tree
I sleep in my room like a bear in a zoo
My mom is as sweet as cotton candy
My friends are as nice as Disney characters
My mouth is as loud as a drum
Books are as long as a river
Clip boards are like tree bark
My cat is sneaky like a ninja
The wind was gentle like the water
A book is like someone talking
The gold is hard as my homework
My mom is like a siren
My older brother is as annoying as a fly
My cinnamon roll plushie is as soft as a cloud
My mom is as busy as a bee
I am as tall as a tree
My cat is as lazy as my brother Michael
I am pretty like a daisy
The moon is as light as the sun
Big kids sound like a loud horn that keeps talking
Little kids are silent as a mouse
A good mood is like you’re flying in the sky
My room is clean like a hotel
The life with no color is like a sad life.
________ is as loud as an alarm
because he’s noisy and screams like a girl
My grandpa snoring is like an earthquake
– Gizella M.
Emeralds are like hard spray-painted aqua rocks
– Madeline G.
A tall tree has branches like fingers
– Julian R.
A happy mood is like dancing for joy
A bowl of spaghetti is like shaking your arms
When he blushed his face was red like fruit punch
A book is like a biscuit with many layers
When paper falls it slaps like a pancake falling on the floor
A pizza is like a puzzle because it has pieces
Her brain is like the internet
there is so much stuff
with many networks
you may have to
search your brain
to answer math questions
you can like things
and save them in your brain
Brians are really cool
like the book and the game
Plants vs. Zombies
plants give you good connections
zombies give you bad connections
A caged bird is like being stuck in a house on a rainy day
– Jayson D.
An angry mood is like a hot stove
– Alicia S.
Children playing at recess are like adults protesting
Cars beeping are like rock music
I eat like a fast dog
My sister is like a calm frog
because she does yoga
My brother is like a boogy man
My dad is like a soldier
My mom is like a pretty sunflower
Children playing at recess are like flying planes
My mom is like a shining star
My dog runs like as fast as wind
My brown eyes are like halloween decorations
– Leo P.
My brown eyes are like bread crust
– Arantza P.