metaphor

  • As cute as a kitten
  • As happy as a clam
  • As light as a feather
  • As blind as a bat
  • As bold as brass
  • As bright as a button
  • As shiny as a new pin
  • As cold as ice
  • As common as dirt
  • As cool as a cucumber
  • As hard as nails
  • As hot as hell
  • As innocent as a lamb
  • As tall as a giraffe
  • As tough as nails
  • As white as a ghost
  • As sweet as sugar
  • As black as coal
  • She/He is as soft as a cloud
  •  Soft as a jelly fish.
  •   Soft as sad music
  •  Soft as silk in her touch.
    —Arabian Nights
  • Soft as a mother’s kiss.
    —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • soft as a soap
  • as clever as a fox
  • as mischief as a monkey
  • as funny as a monkey
  • as brave as a lion
  • as fast as a cheetah
  • as sharp as an eagle
  • as slow as a tortoise
  • as slow as a snail
  • as big as a dianosaur
  • as faithful as a dog

As with a lot of figurative language, when talking to someone from another region or someone not speaking in their native language they might not get the meaning of many similes.

Similes Add Depth to Writing

Similes can make our language more descriptive and enjoyable. Writers, poets, and songwriters make use of similes often to add depth and emphasize what they are trying to convey to the reader or listener. Similes can be funny, serious, mean, or creative.

Following are some more examples of similes regularly used in writing:

  • You were as brave as a lion.
  • They fought like cats and dogs.
  • He is as funny as a barrel of monkeys.
  • This house is as clean as a whistle.
  • He is as strong as an ox.
  • Your explanation is as clear as mud.
  • Watching the show was like watching grass grow.
  • That is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel.
  • This contract is as solid as the ground we stand on.
  • That guy is as nutty as a fruitcake.
  • Don’t just sit there like a bump on a log.
  • Well, that went over like a lead balloon.
  • They are as different as night and day.
  • She is as thin as a rake.
  • Last night, I slept like a log.
  • This dress is perfect because it fits like a glove.
  • They wore jeans, which made me stand out like a sore thumb.
  • My love for you is as deep as the ocean.
  • I am so thirsty that my throat is as dry as a bone.