A SENTENCE LIKE A LINE OF WORDS
Creative writing can be a challenge, as demonstrated by these
questionable metaphors found in student essays:
Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.
“He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.” John and Mary had never met. They were like two
hummingbirds who had also never met. “Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two
other sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.”
The red brick wall was the color of a brick red Crayola crayon.
“She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.” The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one
slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.