Simile: Say Goodbye to Summer

Goodbye Summer

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

Visit our post Sensory: Rustic Knotty Pine to learn more about the use of sensory language.

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.



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  1. Good Bye Summer

    I remember summer days
    touching sand like touching dog hair,soft.
    Fireworks are like fire from the air and
    the waves are like the breeze in Autumn.

  2. I love you poems sarina 🙂 :$

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