Simile Poems for Kids

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A simile uses the words "like" or "as" when making a comparison between two things that are not alike. The poetic device is an approach that can help communicate experiences and emotions that are beyond words.

Similes in Poetry

Children can write simile poems to describe a variety of items and situations in their lives. Some common topics include family members, favorite foods, sports or other hobbies, animals, themselves and common emotions.

My Family

My mom is like a fire.
She's always warm, but sometimes she gets too hot.

My brother is like a tornado.
He always moves fast and spreads destruction wherever he goes.

My sister is like a snowstorm.
She's pretty to look at and icy at times, but with a little bit of sunshine, that iciness melts.

Together we are like a partly cloudy day.
We have our moments of darkness and gloom, but the sun always peeks through.

Sadness Is. . .

As bleak as the sky when its cloudy and gray
As rough as the sea on a windy day
As tough as the skin on an elephant's trunk
As stinky as the smell of an angry skunk
As dark as the sky on a starless night
And it stings just as much as an animal's bite.

The Basketball

The basketball is an airplane,
It flies down the court heading
Straight for the basket.
The basketball is like a heartbeat
Pounding rhythmically on the
Gymnasium floor.
The basketball is as smooth as butter
As it slides out of my hands and
Into the basket.

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