poetic device: Metaphor and Simile

Metaphor and simile are techniques that are often used in poetry.

A simile is when one thing is described as being like something else, such as “her smile was as warm the sun” or “my dog is like a jumping bean.” Similes often use the word “as” or “like” to compare one thing to another.

A metaphor, by contrast, is when one thing is described asĀ beingĀ something else, such as “her eyes were crystal blue lakes” or “his mood was a winter storm.”

Each of these poems includes at least one metaphor or simile.

Good Morning Mrs. Hamster by Kenn Nesbitt
Good Morning, Mrs. Hamster
I Went to the Movies by Kenn Nesbitt
I Went to the Movies
I Took My Doggy for a Walk by Kenn Nesbitt
I Took My Doggy for a Walk
Pimple Problem by Kenn Nesbitt
Pimple Problem
I Rode a Rainbow Unicorn by Kenn Nesbitt
I Rode a Rainbow Unicorn
Springy Sidewalk
My Hamster Has a Skateboard
Calling all Kids by Kenn Nesbitt
Calling all Kids!
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops by Kenn Nesbitt
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops
I Never Want to Go to Bed
I Bought a New Banana Suit
My Cat Goes Flying Through the Air
Bouncing Off the Windows
Fearless Frederick by Kenn Nesbitt
Fearless Frederick
My Dog is Running Faster
The Weasel and the Whale
A Pug is a Dog
My Brother’s a Genius
Benjamin Plays Bass Guitar
I Had a Little Secret
My Nostril Smells Awesome
When Daniel Went Dancing