When I asked my 4th grade class to put the anticipation of an upcoming snowfall into a simile, most of them, after some thought, were writing and giggling.  We rarely get snow, so this was a big deal and the students were already barely able to contain their excitement.  Off in one corner, (I have learned the corners are where they lurk) there was one boy who thought this was a silly assignment; he could not describe anticipation and had no desire to 'paint a picture with his words'.  After a quick attitude adjustment on his part, he penned this simile which is hanging in the classroom to this day.

  "Waiting for snow in south Texas is like a chair waiting for someone to sit in it."

~a 4th grade lover of similes

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