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 Took My Doggy for a Walk
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
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
When Daniel Went Dancing
My Nostril Smells Awesome