I have to identify or create the simile or metaphor in the sentence — “Entering the house, the smell of chocolate cookies and fresh flowers in the vase hits me …. (here I have to use simile or metaphor).
The participle in the sentence is used in metaphoric meaning. It presupposes that both smell and I enter the house. What about this version “When I entered the house, the smell of chocolate cookies and fresh flowers in the vase hit me like a sudden crashing into the stranger in the street”.
Like the summer lightning hits the earth or like the heat in the train in hot summer
Hits me like unexpeted memories; like the most pleasant slap in the face;