"Home of the Brave" figurative language (similes ("like a…
"Home of the Brave" figurative language
"strong cattle gently complaining like tired children."
"the sun strong as a young man."
"Ganwar's words lie in my lap like huge rocks."
"with bright lights on a string overhead like captured stars."
"and he plops onto the sofa like a sack of grain."
"I learn to make snowballs like perfect moons."
"like a soft blanket on a night when the wind howls."
"cars come and go like frantic ants."
"It looks like the parking lot at the mall."
"a voice like laughing water on my thirsty heart:"
"the hopes of a man, and they take much tending, like seeds in rough sand."
"a shiny head like an apple at the grocery store."
"Kek finds sun when the sky is dark."
"I cringe, waiting for the heat of his words."
"cutting of my nose to spite my face."
"lets get this show on the road."
"my words taste wrong in my mouth."
"then Ganwar dives back into traffic."
"we reach the escalator with its melting stairs."
"In the middle of the cake is a green lady with her arm in the air. She's holding a green candle."
"I see a picture of a woman tall with strong arms and sunny eyes."
"Their leaves stop hiding and over my head they weave a cool roof of green."
"America is heaven on earth."
"for a while your are a fish in a warm, pretending lake."
"The sun is a steady hand on our shoulders."
"We are in the middle of a sea of cars."
"The horrible noise of its giant teeth stop."
"A river of words pushing me beneath."
"when the wind howls."
"he pushes a tiny stick on the wall and the room turns to night, then blinks awake."
"Ganwar's eyes say I'm telling a lie."
and the stars watch us sleep."
"I can hear the cold box humming."
"The snow and muck yank at my boots."
"I wonder if it's the biggest cake in the world."