What Are Some Examples of Love Similes?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 28, 2020 2:46:03 AM ET

Some examples of love similes include:

  • My love is like a burning flame
  • Our love was as never-ending as the sky
  • My love blossomed like a spring flower
According to Princeton University, a simile is a comparison between two things using the words "like" or "as."

Similes have been used to express love in songs, poems and plays for centuries. Although they are similar to metaphors, a metaphor is directly calling one thing something else, such as saying, love is a poison.

In the poem "A Red, Red Rose," the poet Robert Burns uses many love similes as he describes his love for a young woman. He compares his love to both a red rose and a melody. Red roses are symbolic of love, and many melodies are about love. The love he feels is beautiful, romantic and sweet.

Musician Demi Lovato also employs love similes in the lyrics and title of her song, "My Love Is A Star." By comparing her love for a man to a star, she is saying that although her love may not always be obvious or easy to see, it remains as constant as a star in the sky.