Mixed messages Michael Duduit February 21, 2017 Here are some interesting examples of analogies and metaphors found in high school essays, demonstrating the skills of our next generation of writers! ~ The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot grease. ~ Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers raced across the grassy field toward each other like two freight trains, one having left Cleveland at 6:36 p.m. traveling at 55 mph, the other from Topeka at 4:19 p.m. at a speed of 35 mph. ~ John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met. ~ He fell for her like his heart was a mob informant and she was the East River. ~ 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. ~ The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work. (from www.MikeysFunnies.com) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.