Amy Leslie Quiet as a heart that beats no more. Anonymous Silent as the lips of Memnon. As brave as a lion. And figh perhaps, and wifh, When I am rotten as a pear, And mute as any fifh. The often nonsensical aspect of similes make them a fun way to get kids excited about reading and writing.
As poor as a church mouse. Quiet Quiet as a graveyard. Scottish Proverb Quiet as a lamb. All of these similes make comparisons to dangerous or unpleasant things, thus setting the uneasy tone. Anonymous Quiet fish are talkative in comparison.
Hamlin Garland Quiet as a statue. Sure at a gun fhe'll drop a tear. As blind as a bat. As naked as a jay bird. Most pugs snore a little when sleeping but you'll get used to it.
Peabody Silent as the silence where men lie slain. Noisy Elephant As noisy as a herd of elephants. As white as the driven snow. Anonymous Quiet as dreaming trees. This is a work of love, not commercial. In fact, they are some of the simplest forms of literary techniques and can be easily identified in a text. Occasionally, the simile just relies on rhyme, for example 'as drunk as a skunk'.
It makes her teeth ache and her heart rattle. Here are some examples of animal similes. As foft as pap her kiffes are ; Methinks I tafte them yet ; Brown as a berry is her hair, Her eyes as black as jet. Many also employ alliteration; many animals might be thought of as industrious but it was 'as busy as a bee' and 'as busy as a beaver' that got the nod when the 'busy' similes were coined. This form usually follows the pattern 'as adjective as noun', where the adjective is a property that the noun is well-known as possessing. Fowler has been a foreign correspondent for many years, so he is fully aware that the media depictions of battle do not reflect the reality of what is happening on the ground; the innocents lying dead in hidden rivers are the ones who have paid the dearest price, but nobody wants to report on them because it makes the whole war look bad.
Jonathan Swift Silent as a mountain lawn. Round as a hoop the bumpers flow ; I drink, yet can't forget her ; For, tho' as drunk as David's fow, I love her ftill the better. Thomas Hood Glide as silent as a Dryad That disappears among the trees. One hundred and eighty million people in 45 countries were blown sideways by the uproar emanating from a young woman pretending to be Russell Brand, or perhaps it was Russell Brand pretending to be a young woman. Speakers and writers used them to highlight details or features an idea, it is a brilliant way to add character to the description.
A quiet volcano could also refer to a dormant volcano, one which is not currently erupting but has the potential to do so. Silent as a tomb. Anonymous Quiet as two kittens. Hard is her heart as flint or flone; She laughs to fee me pale, And merry as a grig is grown, And brifk as bottled ale. As stubborn as a mule. Ambrose Bierce Silent as a church. Algernon Charles Swinburne Silent as a cloud that sleeps in midday on a mountain peak.
I'd like you to keep quiet about the child's father being in prison. Pert as a pear-monger I'd be, If Molly were but kind ; Cool as a cucumber could fee The reft of woman-kind. I coined the terms in 2007. Chinese Silent as your shadow. A metaphor is a comparison that doesn't use like or as, eg; the girl was a lamp post, or the sea is a monster.