Your Similes make me Smile

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 and how the poets uses them to relate concepts to the reader. They then wrote their similes based on someone, or something, they love in their life. Enjoy!


You give me butterflies in my stomach

Your shines like the sun

You’re as strong as lighting

And you act like a silly bird



Your hair is as soft as grass

Your eyes shine as bright as stars

Your heart is like a moon

Your as cute as a butterfly

You treat me like dirt with worms



Hey beautiful,

You make my heart races as fast as shooting stars,

You’re as beautiful as the sunrise

And as bright as the sun

Your voice is calm like the waves

In the ocean



You’re as cute as a kitten

But as crazy as an animal

You treat me like dirt

And you’re as cold as ice



You are as cute as a puppy

You are as bright as the sun

Your eyes are like flowers in the garden

You are as hot as the sun



You are as delicate as leaves when you get hurt

You are as slippery as water when you sweat

You are cold like the air in winter

You are as tough as a tree when it’s fully grown

You are pointy like the grass in the summer

Your face gets as red as roses when you get cold

You aggressive as a tiger when they’re attacking

Your eyes are as cute as a kitten when they are sad



You are as beautiful as the views from the window

You are like a star that shines

You are like a little baby kitten

You are sweet like a flower

You are as pretty as nature



You are like a butter bear

You bloom like a flower

Your eyes remind me of the stars



“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.