via WikipediaFor your reading amusement, I give you odd and funny metaphors and similes I have found around the internet. Its also a good tool to find new ways to describe something in our own writing.
Definition: A metaphor is a way to compare two unrelated things to make a point.
Even in his last years, Grandpappy had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long, it had rusted shut. Humor at work
~ It hurt the way your tongue hurts after you accidentally staple it to the wall. HA HA
He was deeply in love. When she spoke, he thought he heard bells, as if she were a garbage truck backing up. Funny analogies
It's like locking the barn door after the nuts have bolted. mixed metaphor
Working here is like urinating in a dark suit. It's warm and it feels good, but it doesn't show.Creative think
I feel like a limp dishrag. workshop
But if you really want to have good ideas for descriptive purposes, take a look at this snippet from a poem:
The Fish By Elizabeth Bishop from poem hunter website
"Here and there
his brown skin hung in strips
like ancient wallpaper,
and its pattern of darker brown
was like wallpaper:
shapes like full-blown roses
stained and lost through age.
He was speckled and barnacles,
fine rosettes of lime,
with tiny white sea-lice,
and underneath two or three
rags of green weed hung down.
While his gills were breathing in
the terrible oxygen"
Can you think of a metaphor/simile you like or can you come up with one of your own?