Simile

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  • a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like'' or `as'')

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  • a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like' or `as')

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Simile Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A simile is a figure of speech which derives from classical rhetoric. It is used to make a direct comparison. Similes may be confused with metaphors, which do the same kind of thing. Similes use comparisons, with the words 'like' or 'as'. Metaphors use indirect comparisons, without the words 'like' or 'as'.



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