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 by Kenn Nesbitt
I Took My Doggy for a Walk
I Went to the Movies by Kenn Nesbitt
I Went to the Movies
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
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops by Kenn Nesbitt
A Sad and Lonely Cyclops
Calling all Kids by Kenn Nesbitt
Calling all Kids!
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
My Nostril Smells Awesomeby Kenn Nesbitt
My Nostril Smells Awesome
A Pug is a Dog
Benjamin Plays Bass Guitar by Kenn Nesbitt
Benjamin Plays Bass Guitar
My Brother’s a Genius
I Had a Little Secret
When Daniel Went Dancing