Home Of The Brave-Figurative Language By-Connor Cooley (Similes ("…
Home Of The Brave-Figurative Language By-Connor Cooley
"ganwar's words lie in my lap like huge rocks"
"we take the bus to a swimming hole shaped like a giant brick"
"Nah. She waves away the question like a troublesome insect."
"In the soft lights i see familiar places:the gas stations, the empty lots, the cars for sale with bright lights on a string overhead like captured stars"
"She isn't like my mother, who's laughter is like bubbling water from the deep spring"
"The night of men in the sky with guns, the night the earth opened up like a black pit and swallowed my whole life."
"summer comes like a present with a bow."
" in my heavy coat i plod like an old donkey on market day."
"and every year the trees must die."
In my old home, Where death sneaks into your home in the hush of night, good-byes were a precious thing."
"And just as Dave promised, the not-dead trees had been teasing me."
"I just can't keep this place running anymore."
I'm so high, i should be able to see forever.In the starlight I imagine that if i try hard enough, I can see my family's horned cattle, the tree where i learned I'm not meant to be a bird."
"First hot sun is on your skin, then you jump in! For a while, you are a fish in a warm, pretending lake."
"I grin. I told her if she can moo, she can sing."
Now we'll go mail it. Fine. She makes another sighing noise.And then I'll whip your butt at basketball.
"Hannah says I am cutting off my nose to spite my face."
"Their leaves stop hiding and over my head they weave a cool roof of green."
"Dave and Lou follow. Lou has on a thick red coat and a hat with a fuzzy ball on top."
"Its filled with blue water and laughing children."
"A woman and a man in blue soldier clothes make their way through the knot of cars.They have guns on their hips."