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Similes Examples in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

 

A simile is a comparison of two things using the word “like” or the word “as”. Below are some examples of similes from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic American novel “The Great Gatsby.”

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whispering and the champagne and the stars.”

“Daisy and Jordan lay upon an enormous couch, like silver idols, weighing down their own white dresses against the singing breeze of the fans”

“Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.”

“Instead of being the warm centre of the world, the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe – so I decided to go East and learn the bond business”.

“The late afternoon sky bloomed in the window for a moment like the blue honey of the Mediterranean .”

“The rain cooled about half-past three to a damp mist, through which occasional thin drops swam like dew.”

“A damp streak of hair lay like a dash of blue paint across her cheek, and her hand was wet with glistening drops as I took it to help her from the car.”

“This is a valley of ashes – a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens.”

“For a moment the last sunshine fell with romantic affection upon her glowing face; her voice compelled me forward breathlessly as I listened – then the glow faded, each light deserting her with lingering regret, like children leaving a pleasant street at dusk.”

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