float like a butterfly sting like a bee

Here are examples of similes

  • "cute as a kitten,” comparing the way someone looks to the way a kitten looks
  • “as busy as a bee” comparing someone’s level of energy to a fast-flying bee
  • "as snug as a bug in a rug" comparing someone who is very cozy to how comfortable a bug can be in a rug
  • "as happy as a clam" comparing someone's happiness to the contentment of a clam
  • "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get." comparing the uncertainty of life to the uncertainty of choosing a chocolate from a box
  • "as agile as a monkey" implying someone can move as well as a monkey does
  • "as black as coal" comparing the color of something dark to the very-dark coal color
  • "as blind as a bat" indicating that the person cannot see any better than a bat

The defintion of simile

a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses) — compare metaphor

Why do we use similes ?

Authors use similes to help describe people, objects or places
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