VIDEO FOR SIMILE
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Simile vs. metaphor ... it’s the age-old question that none of us can keep straight. So, let’s try looking at it a different way ...
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Origin of simile
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH similemetaphor, simile .
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Example sentences from the Web for simile
To illustrate this relationship, I once used a simile which I will now repeat because I know of no better one as substitute.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
The simile hit the truth so exactly that it was received with a roar of laughter: even Egerton smiled.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
No man could have known better than Mr. Turner that his simile was false and misleading, for he has lived in China for many years.The Truth about Opium|William H. Brereton
But the simile is weak, for there is a vast difference between an open sleigh and a sleeping-car.From Paris to New York by Land|Harry de Windt
Then came the following, apparently a simile offered by way of explanation.Four Weird Tales|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for simile
Word Origin for simile
Cultural definitions for simile
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.)