The Metaphor/Simile Game

Discussion in 'Writers Forum' started by L.A.Matthews, May 19, 2007.

  1. L.A.Matthews

    L.A.Matthews Senior Member

    Okay, I thought about this last night whilst I was drifting to sleep. Here's the rules:

    The game starts off with a random word, then the following poster has to use that word as a subject to a simile or a metaphor.


    The word is TREE.

    The tree was as rigid as a broomstick. (simile)
    The tree is a rigid broomstick. (metaphor)


    The broomstick was as rigid as a tree. (simile)
    The broomstick is a rigid tree. (metaphor)

    Obviously they don't have to be that simple, and can be as elaborate as you like. It may sound confusing, but it's really not.:tongue:


    The word is SKY.

    The sky radiates from the crook of my window; beaming across my room like the spotlight of a distant helicopter reassuring me of their existence.

    Next word = Field
  2. SelfControl

    SelfControl Boned.

    The field swaggers its wheat back and forth in the wind like an unusually dextrous heading home from a country pub.


    Next: concrete
  3. the concrete sails through the air, into the distance, and knocks out a riot pig like a glorious revolutionary living sculpture symbolising hope that our freedom may be won !

    next word
  4. L.A.Matthews

    L.A.Matthews Senior Member

    Like the delicate and fragile descent of a silk handkerchief, dropped from the last strand of a velvet cloud.

    Next: Dog
  5. drazil

    drazil Member

    the dogs tail smiled
  6. L.A.Matthews

    L.A.Matthews Senior Member

    That's more like a personificiation than a metaphor or simile...But I'll give you it!;)

    Next word?
  7. SelfControl

    SelfControl Boned.

    Nice try, but no cigar.

    EDIT: Look at me failing to quote.

    I guess if no-one else says one:

  8. Kether

    Kether Member

    The word is CIGAR.

    Life is like a cigar, a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco, one end of which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the smoker's mouth through the other end.

    Next word=Pneumatic drill, or jackhammer for the one word purists.
  9. SelfControl

    SelfControl Boned.

    That's not so much a simile as a description of what you do with a cigar. JUST LIKE A PNEUMATIC DRILL OR JACKHAMMER.

    The jackhammer pounded against the bare, unyielding ground like a frustrated teenage self-abuser staring frenziedly at a Sears catalogue while keeping an anxious eye on his bedroom door.

    The word is: bacon.
  10. bacon moist and glistening like my favourite bit of a woman, salty too

    next word is

  11. Kether

    Kether Member

    The word is EEL.

    The eel slithered towards it's target which it longed to both work itself inside of and live there for ever(safe, warm and moist), and to consoume, overtaken by passion, hunger and curiousity, driven entirely by the instinct which was telling it to swim onwards through the sea of fluids, through the greasy discharges of that nice piece of bacon. It was salty too...

    Next word=Television.
  12. The telivision was dumped like an ousted politician at an election. The computer does the same job and more

    next word

  13. drazil

    drazil Member

    the eel squirmed ,like a man shaking his penis after peeing
  14. erm missed one out, forgot to put in another word and then just went for a cheap laugh like a tart in picture postcard hmmmph

    ok so start from the word

  15. White Scorpion

    White Scorpion 4umotographer

    The cocaine was amusing for a short while, but overall it was something that had since become long overgrown, a bit like a Take That comeback.

    Next word: "schaddenfreude".
  16. L.A.Matthews

    L.A.Matthews Senior Member

  17. deleted (a bit rude)
  18. hahahaha, he laughed like a car spluttering to a halt

    next word
  19. dciphoenix

    dciphoenix Members

    The tortoise was pastry on legs to the dog who enthusiastically bounded after it.

  20. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    Hey whatever happened to L.A.Matthews

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