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A simile, to be perfect, must both illustrate and ennoble the subject

Well, apologies for the slightly misleading title, but I’m sure you’ll agree there are some rather… unique similes here.  My friend Nat Russo shared this on Facebook (originally created by tickld), and I just had to share with you!  It’s similes from actual English exam essays, and, well, you have to read them to see why next time you’re in search of the perfect simile, you’ll just have to look at this brilliant list.

Update: I pulled the original photo and used one I made with the full list of similes that my long lost twin from different parents Amos M. Carpenter very kindly sent me!

Similes from english exam essays

Feel free to use the comments to let me know which one is your favorite!