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 that compares two different things, usually by using the words 'like' or 'as'. 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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Simile Sample Sentences in News


  • Multi-tiered System of Support boosts all students’ learning at Ames Middle School
    The art of teaching is much like the art of gardening. Just as a master gardener gives plants what they need to grow, a teacher gives students what they need to learn. The simile helps Ames Middle School Instructional Coach Erik Ringsby pinpoint the benefit the Multi-tiered System of Support brings to the Ames Community School District’s educational plan. Read more on this news related to 'Simile'

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