Thorpe never finished the simile, for it could hardly have been a proper one.
simile is a form of comparison in which one thing is likened to another.
Apropos of the value of simile is an experiment about which I have recently heard.
Note the figure of speech (simile), beginning with the word like.
That is also a simile—one more cheerful and happy than the former, praise be to God.
The frame, to pursue our simile, is to the ship what ribs are to our bodies.
That small, cool smile made Flora feel more than ever the immature barbarian of her simile.
There was not a line of poetry in it, and scarcely a figure or simile, and yet it was poetical.
This simile would acquire added strength if you'd ever seen Aunt Ca'line, her complexion being a crow's-wing sable.
The simile striking her as original and clever, she made him a pretty compliment.
late 14c., from Latin simile "a like thing; a comparison, likeness, parallel," neuter of similis "like" (see similar). Both things must be mentioned and the comparison directly stated. To Johnson, "A simile, to be perfect, must both illustrate and ennoble the subject."
A common figure of speech that explicitly compares two things usually considered different. Most similes are introduced by like or as: “The realization hit me like a bucket of cold water.” (Compare metaphor.)
Note: Some similes, such as “sleeping like a log,” have become clichés.