Sentence Models for Writing with Style
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!