I found this on a site from my writing course...my goodness! Thank you Mom & Dad, for teaching me and supplying for me the curriculum/classes to learn how to write well!
Every year, the Washington Post collects funny analogies submitted by American high school teachers from their students' work. Here are a few - as an example of what NOT to do when you are asked to write an analogy:
- His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like pants in a dryer without Cling Free.
- He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it.
- She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli, and he was room temperature Canadian beef.
- She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
- Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
- He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.
- The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t.
- From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you’re on vacation in another city and Jeopardy comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30