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    Some metaphors found in Year 12 English essays ...<BR>******************************************* **************<BR><BR>Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.<BR><BR>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.<BR><BR>She grew on him like she was a colony of E. coli and he was<BR>room-temperature prime English beef.<BR><BR>She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.<BR><BR>Her vocabulary was as bad as, like, whatever.<BR><BR>He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.<BR><BR>The revelation that his marriage of 30 years had disintegrated because of his wife&#039;s infidelity came as a rude shock, like a surcharge at a formerly surcharge-free ATM.<BR><BR>The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn&#039;t.<BR><BR>McBride fell 12 stories, hitting the pavement like a Hefty bag filled with vegetable soup.<BR><BR>From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you&#039;re on vacation in another city and "Sex in the City" comes on at 7:00 p.m. instead of 7:30.<BR><BR>Her hair glistened in the rain like a nose hair after a sneeze.<BR><BR>The hailstones leaped from the pavement, just like maggots when you fry them in hot oil.<BR><BR>John and Mary had never met. They were like two hummingbirds who had also never met.<BR><BR>Even in his last years, Grandad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut.<BR><BR>The plan was simple, like my brother-in-law Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.<BR><BR>The young fighter had a hungry look, the kind you get from not eating for a while.<BR><BR>"Oh, Jason, take me!"; she panted, her breasts heaving like a Uni<BR>student on $1-a-beer night.<BR><BR>He was as lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, either, but a real duck that was actually lame. Maybe from stepping on a land mine or something.<BR><BR>The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.<BR><BR>He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up.<BR><BR>She was as easy as the TV Guide crossword.<BR><BR>She walked into my office like a centipede with 98 missing legs.<BR><BR>It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall.<BR>

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