Subject: Metaphors Found in NSW Year 12 English
He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from
experience, like a guy
went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse
without one of those boxes
with a pinhole in it and now goes around the
country speaking at high
schools about the dangers of looking at a solar
eclipse without one of
boxes with a pinhole in it.
She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli
and he was
prime English beef.
She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like
sound a dog makes just
before it throws up.
Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.
He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had
disintegrated because of
his wife's infidelity came as a rude shock, like
surcharge at a formerly
The little boat gently drifted across the pond
exactly the way a bowling
McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement
a Hefty bag filled with
From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole
scene had an eerie,
quality, like when you're on vacation in another
city and "Sex in the
comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.
Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair
after a sneeze.
The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just
maggots when you fry
in hot oil.
John and Mary had never met. They were like two
hummingbirds who had also
Even in his last years, Grandad had a mind like
steel trap, only one
had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.
The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law
But unlike Phil, this
just might work.
The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind
get from not eating for
"Oh, Jason, take me!"; she panted, her breasts
heaving like a Uni student
He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical
lame duck, either, but a
duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping
on a land mine or
The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and
extended one slender leg
her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.
He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he
he heard bells, as if
were a garbage truck backing up.
She was as easy as the TV Guide crossword
She walked into my office like a centipede with
It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you
accidentally staple it to the
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