A SEN­TENCE LIKE A LINE OF WORDS

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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.

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