Similes
Each simile listed below was actually used by high school students
in their various essays and short stories:

He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a
guy who 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 those boxes with a pinhole in it.

She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used
to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the
door open again.

The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a
bowling ball wouldn't.

McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag
filled with vegetable soup.

From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an
eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and
"Jeopardy" comes on at 7 P.M. instead of 7:30.

Her hair glistened in the rain like nose hair after a sneeze.

Her eyes were like two brown circles with big black dots in the
center.

Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.

He was as tall as a six-foot, three-inch tree.

The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you
fry them in hot grease.

Her date was pleasant enough, but she knew that if her life was a
movie, this guy would be buried in the credits as something like "second
tall man".

Long separated by cruel fate, the star-crossed lovers race 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.

The politician was gone but unnoticed, like the period after the
Dr. on a Dr. Pepper can.

They lived in a typical suburban neighborhood with picket fences
that resembled Nancy Kerrigan's teeth.

John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who
had also never met.

The thunder was ominous-sounding, much like the sound of a thin
sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.

The red brick wall was the color of a brick-red Crayola crayon.

His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like
underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.