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Monday, May 4, 2009

As Good As Gold Writing Exercise

Think in similes and you will paint with words without even trying. Your words will come alive and seem to jump off the paper. Since writing starts in our hearts and minds, colorful thinking and talking translates into lovely exciting writing.

Fill in the blanks below and you'll see what I mean! You can use as few or as many words as you like to complete the sentences.

The bearded man looked as old as ____________.
The bearded man looked as young as ___________.
The day faded away like ____________.
The clouds poured rain as ____________.
Her face was like ____________.
The dog was as still as ____________.

Please share. You will see that everyone's words paint a different picture. These pictures create sentences that beg to be read!

5 comments:

Sandy said...

The bearded man looked as old as __Dirt__________.
The bearded man looked as young as _a fresh plant popping up out of the ground________.
The day faded away like __well worn blue jeans__________.
The clouds poured rain as _fast as dollars go through my fingers___________.
Her face was like that beautiful rosebud, shinny and bright____________.
The dog was as still as _a stature___________. IF ONLY THAT WERE TRUE...did I mention how many dogs barked in the wee hours last night and kept me awake...argh

I'm no good at these sentences; but they're fun to try. See why I never liked English? Oh, wait...thats the class I skipped alot with a certain someone ...isn't it?

Tatersmama said...

The bearded man looked as old as a weathered plank on an old barn.

The bearded man looked as young as green shoots in spring.

The day faded away like butter melts in a frying pan.

The clouds poured rain as easily as a child lauhing.

Her face was like a single rose left from autumn .

The dog was as still as time itself.

Tatersmama said...

That should have been:
"The clouds poured rain as easily as a child laughing."

... See? I'm hopeless at spelling too!

Latte Lady said...

Ok, it's really neat that you did this exercise. We've been doing similes and metaphors in language arts.

Thank you, again!!

Janet
www.homeschoolercafe.blogspot.com

ern said...

The bearded man looked as old as ___ME_________.
The bearded man looked as young as _newborn baby__________.
The day faded away like _a sunset after a good rain___________.
The clouds poured rain as fast as the window wippers swept them away____________.
Her face was like _a childs at Christmas

ERn___________.
The dog was as still as ____________.

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