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best ever metaphors and analogies

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Best Ever Metaphors and Analogies 
(as taken from high school English papers)

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

  1. His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like
    underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
  2. 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.

  3. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was
    room-temperature Canadian beef.

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  1. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes
    just before it throws up.
  • Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

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

  • The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated
    because of his wife’s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge
    at a formerly surcharge-free ATM.

  • The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a
    bowling ball wouldn’t.

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

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    1. 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.
  • Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.

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

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    1. 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.
  • They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences
    that resembled Nancy Kerrigan’s teeth.

  • John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who
    also had never met.

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    1. He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she was the
      East River.
  • Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap,
    only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.

  • Shots rang out, as shots are wont to do.

  • The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil,
    this plan just might work.

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    1. The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not
      eating for a while.
  • He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either,
    but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land
    mine or something.

  • The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender
    leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

  • It was an American tradition, like fathers chasing kids around with
    power tools.

  • hippie

    1. He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells,
      as if she were a garbage truck backing up.
  • Her eyes were like limpid pools, only they had forgotten to put in
    any pH cleanser.

  • She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.

  • It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it
    to the wall

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