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Similes from The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien

A simile is a comparison made by using "like" or "as."

1. Place parentheses ( ) around each prepositional phrase.
2. Underline the verbs twice, their subjects once, and label complements ("PA," "PN," "IO," "DO").
3. Using this sentence as a model, write similar sentence with five similes (four of them for the same thing), all based on "like."

[The "Arkenstone" is a great white gem.]

The Arkenstone was like a globe with a thousand facets; it shone like

silver in the firelight, like water in the sun, like snow under the stars,

like rain upon the Moon!