This was their favourite time of day to fly.
As the glowing, crimson sun dipped down below the vast horizon, retreating to allow night to take its place, the dragons took flight.
The sky looked beautiful: wisps of pillow-like clouds seemed to part in front of them as they flexed their powerful wings. Like sails from ancient ships, the wings beat in the dying embers of the sun’s fire, embracing what little warmth remained. Thousands of tiny scales that covered the beasts’ bodies glistened like rubies in the dazzling light.
As they reached full speed, leaving the world far beneath them, they almost grinned as they thought about where they were going. There would be others like them there. It would be paradise…
As Year 3 will know, a simile is a way of describing something by comparing it to something else, often using the word “like” or “as.”
Can you identify any of the similes in this powerful piece of writing?
Can you create your own similes to use in your writing?
You could experiment using metaphors, or even personification to make your writing really exciting to read!
Don’t forget, you could use a thesaurus to find some real Wow words! Don’t forget to leave a positive comment on your classmate’s work too.