I have a language school. It is a small affair with less than a 100 students.
Last week, in an advanced writing class, we were learning similes and metaphors. I usually wrack my brains for a decent one but my students are all budding Mark Twains.
Here is a little of their literary genius:
My father’s beer belly is as fathomless as a black hole.
Stanley’s brain is a blank space like this piece of paper before me.
My mother’s smile is as sweet as the honey in the supermarket, not the cheap one.
My father’s hands are stately, like the paws of a bear.
There were many more weird and wonderful contributions, but all of this reminded me of this list of US high school student similes and analogies someone had sent me years ago:
1. Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle…