Unintentionally amusing metaphors written by high school English students:
* Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master.
* McMurphy fell 12 storeys, hitting the pavement like a paper bag filled with vegetable soup.
* Even in his last years, Granddad had a mind like a steel trap, only one that had been left out so long it had rusted shut.
* The plan was simple, like my brother Phil. But unlike Phil, this plan just might work.
* She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up.
* The ballerina rose gracefully en pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a lamppost.