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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  • College notes
    Amanda Simile of Powell was named to the summer 2014 dean's list at Belmont University. Read more on this news related to 'Simile'
  • The Local's alternative guide to the Nobel Prizes
    Now that the Nobel dust has settled, The Local's Oliver Gee hands out his own prizes for the best and worst moments of the week - from Best Laureate Name to the Most Helpful Simile. Read more on this news related to 'Simile'

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