Analogies and Metaphors

The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn’t. -Russell Beland, Springfield

Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever. -Unknown

John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met. -Russell Beland, Springfield

Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long it had rusted shut. -Sandra Hull, Arlington

She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up. -Susan Reese, Arlington

These ingenious analogies and metaphors were written in high school essays. I would love to read books written by the majority of these people, but unfortunately not enough people explore their writing abilities. Even so, you should go read the rest right now.