Thursday, December 09, 2004

Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever

Analogies & Metaphors found in High School Essays

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
~ Sue

His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
~ Chuck

He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
~ Joseph

She caught his eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door shut.
~ Rich

The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't.
~ Russell

McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.
~ Paul

From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and "Jeopardy" comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
~ Roy

Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
~ Chuck

Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the center.
~ Russell

Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
~ Unknown

He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
~ Jack

The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease.
~ Gary

Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph.
~ Jennifer

The politician went unnoticed, much like the period after the D R on a Dr. Pepper can.
~ Wayne

They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.
~ Paul

John and Mary had never met, kinda like two hummingbirds who had also never met.
~ Russell

The thunder was ominous sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.
~ Barbara

The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola crayon.
~ Unknown

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