SIMILE is a literary technique that writers use in order to show similarities between two different things. Writers use the words “like” or “as” to make comparisons.
In Leila Devlin’s poem, Summer Vacation, we notice that she uses the word “like” to compare one object or idea with another.
I remember summer days of
running like the wind,
and flying like a kite,
and hopping like a frog
after swimming like a fish.
We clearly see and hear the memory Leila’s summer, especially because she compares one thing with another thing of a different kind, such actions with things like kites and fish in the sea.
LEARN MORE: EXAMPLES OF SIMILES
LEARN MORE: SENSORY DETAILS WORD LIST
Using Leila’s example of simile and the sensory details words list PDF. Write your own vivid poem using the words “like” and “as” in order to compare summer activities and the memories you enjoy.
Categories: Literary Devices