Some familiar similes are "strong as an ox," "fast as lightning," "heart as cold as ice," "slow as a snail" and "dry as a bone." Similes use the words "like" or "as" to compare two different objects.
The simile "strong as an ox" is used to describe athletes and individuals who have incredibly strong physiques. "Fast as lightning" is used to describe incredibly fast individuals; for example, 100-meter Olympic champion Usain Bolt is often described with this simile. "Heart as cold as ice" is used to describe individuals who aren't compassionate towards others. "Slow as a snail" is used to describe extremely slow individuals, while "dry as a bone" is used when individuals are parched or food is extremely dry.