Write a Poem Using Similes
Edited by Thor, Theodemae, Eng
Hello! Welcome to VisiHow. In this series of videos, we are exploring the world of poetry. In this particular video, we are going to explore how to write a poem using similes.
Similes and poetry are like seasoning in the food. They serve to enrich and add spice, create depth and emphasize elements, enhancing them through direct comparison with another element. As the word implies it relates to similarities.
A simile is defined as a figure of speech that compares one thing to another in order to enhance it. It is identifiable by the use of the words 'Like' and 'As'.
Here are some examples: The house looked like a mushroom. His glare was as cold as ice.
Similes are everywhere. In all forms of verbal and written communication.
Here is a poem that contains a lot of similes: Dancing as the monkeys must Not stoic like a marble bust Living like the light is dust I wander as the wind doth gust
Here you can see that every line contains a simile and each action is compared to that of another using 'Like' or 'As' in order to make the imagery more vivid and creative.
Now it's your turn. Use the ideas we have discussed and write some of your own poems using similes, then share them with us in the comment section below. In the comment section you can also leave a comment and in the section below this video you'll find the links to the other videos in this poetry series.
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