Look through a book of poems (or the packets) you like, and find a few similes to use as inspiration. Now go someplace where you can observe nature, people, traffic, or something. Based on what you notice, begin listing some similes. They don’t have to make complete sense. Don’t think about what else you would write with them. Just write whatever you think of.
“Sounds of leaves moving overhead like so many whispered conversations.' —Jane Kenyon
“He slumps like the very meaning of surrender.' —Ted Kooser
“Lawyers encircled the farm like a fence.' —Ted Kooser
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