My pillow is like a soothing lullaby,
Singing me to a peaceful sleep.
My blanket is like the beaming sun,
Warming me in this chilly night.
My eyelids are like the heavy curtains,
Shutting out the street light’s glow.
My dreams are like fantasy books,
Entertaining me in my unconsciousness.
My alarm clock is like the sounds of shattering glass,
Startling me awake.
The sun is like a racing tortoise,
Taking its time to peak above the horizon.
My day is like a new blank page,
Waiting to be written.
An Invitation: Today I used many similes in my writing. A simile is a figure of speech that uses "like" or "as" to compare something to something else that is similar. In my slice today, I chose to write about my nightly routine and compare my pillow, blanket, dreams, etc. to something similar. In doing so, it paints a clearer picture for my readers. I invite you today to use many similes in your slice to paint a more vivid picture for your readers. What similes will you use? What objects or aspects of your day will you compare? Can you pinpoint a simile in your current independent reading book?