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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Students' Analogies

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Some time back, one of the homeschool parents in the group for whom I work sent me this link, the content of which is copied and pasted in its entirety below the fold.

Enjoy!  If you have a favorite, please discuss in the comments section.  Commenters are also invited to create their own humorous analogies.
21 Actual Analogies Used By High School Students in English Essays

1. When she tried to sing, it sounded like a walrus giving birth to farm equipment.

2. Her eyes twinkled, like the moustache of a man with a cold.

3. She was like a magnet: Attractive from the back, repulsive from the front.

4. The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.

5. She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was room temperature Canadian beef.

6. She had him like a toenail stuck in a shag carpet.

7. The lamp just sat there, like an inanimate object.

8. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

9. Her eyes were like the stars, not because they twinkle, but because they were so far apart.

10. His career was blowing up like a man with a broken metal detector walking through an active minefield.

11. The sun was below the watery horizon, like a diabetic grandma easing into a warm salt bath.

12. 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 at a 7:00 p.m. Instead of 7:30.

13. It was as easy as taking candy from a diabetic man who no longer wishes to eat candy.

14. She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes before it throws up.

15. Their love burned with the fiery intensity of a urinary tract infection.

16. It's basically an illusion and no different than if I were to imagine something else, like Batman riding a flying toaster.

17. If it was any colder, it would be like being in a place that's a little colder than it is here.

18. Joy fills her heart like a silent but deadly fart fills a room with no windows.

19. The bird flew gracefully into the air like a man stepping on a landmine in zero gravity.

20. He felt confused. As confused as a homeless man on house arrest.

21. The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM.

Young writers are capable of magic when it comes to the written word!.


  1. Talk about creativity! Wonderful..I don't remember when I have had such a good laugh as with this. Thanks....

    1. Bunkerville,
      Glad that you got some comic relief. Your blog is very serious in tone -- and no wonder with what's been going on inside the ranks of the federal bureaucracy.

    2. I have my music!! But I admit this is getting heavy..

  2. Reading those was enjoyable, like when you're being electrocuted and the power goes out.

  3. ...and people still wonder why Trump doesn't trust the Intelligence Community.

    Can we sue the MSM for breach of responsibility to report accurately the goings on of Government?

  4. Replies
    1. Baysider,
      Those of us in the blogosphere could certainly use some fun!

  5. The homeless man under house arrest is first rate.

  6. Her countenance slowed the wheels of time, which is to say her face could stop a clock...

    1. Anonymous,
      Good one.

      Another two...

      "Your eyes are like cesspools. Cesspools."


      "Your teeth are like the stars. They come out at night."

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