A simile is an easy way to compare two things, so examples of simile poems include any poem that makes comparisons using the words "like," "as," or "than." As long as you compare one thing to another, whether or not the two things you are comparing are actually alike or not, you can consider it a simile poem.
Here is an example of a simile poem written by Denise Rogers:
Your teeth are like stars;
They come out at night.
They come back at dawn
When they’re ready to bite.
Simile poems can be about anything, from love to hate. For instance, here is an example of a silly simile poem by Denise Rodgers:
“Your feet smell so bad
Just like limburger cheese
That I’m holding my nose tight
Between my two knees.”
Simile poems are not just about emotions either. For example, an unknown author wrote this devotional simile to chocolate cake:
“Friends are like chocolate cake
You can never have too many.
Chocolate cake is like heaven -
Always amazing you with each taste or feeling.
Chocolate cake is like life with so many different pieces.
Chocolate cake is like happiness, you can never get enough of it.”
A simile is a lot like a metaphor, since they are both forms of comparison, but a simile allows the two ideas to remain distinct, while a metaphor suggests that one thing is the other.
In the former, Chris was just a runner, but in the later, he was a speeding bullet.
A simile poem uses this concept, making comparisons between two things; but, it does so in poetry form.
A simile poem that everyone may know is Twinkle Twinkle:
“Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.”
Even great writers such as Shakespeare have used similes and examples of simile poems can be found among their work. For example, in his famous literary work, Romeo and Juliet in act 4 of the play, Capulet says “Death lies on her like an untimely frost.”
Robert Burns too used similes. For example:
“O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly played in tune.”
Similes can depict many emotions and love is one of the most common. As there is love, there is also hate, Poems must depict all emotions. Here is a poem called Greater Than That,
“Peering through the drape
Of my synthetic cell,
How I long to escape
This manufactured hell.
Like a bruised, little bird
Too confused to fly,
I’m trapped, in a word,
So confined am I.
A captive, collared lion
Alone in its pen,
I’m pacin’ and dyin’
In a manmade den.
For an eagle was not meant
To be locked in a cage,
Its life to be spent
Like a picture on a page.
And when a mighty lion,
In truth, is but a cat,
It will spend its time tryin’
To be greater than that.”
If you are looking for more examples of simile poems, you can do an Internet search for similes or check your local library for poetry books. There are numerous examples everywhere, so just look for poems that make comparisons using those three magic words: like, as or than.
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