Simile

By: Shane Rigdon

What is it?

Its a figure of speech where two unlike things are compared using the word "like" or "as" followed by a figurative example. It helps make the description more vivid.

Examples

  • "as blind as a bat" indicating that the person cannot see any better than a bat
  • This house is as clean as a whistle.
  • Don’t just sit there like a bump on a log.
  • They fought like cats and dogs.
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Citations

  • Website Title: Dictionary.com Publisher: Dictionary.com Date Accessed: February 05, 2015
  • Website Title: WikipediaArticle Title: Simile Publisher: Wikimedia Foundation Date Accessed: February 05, 2015
  • Website Title: English for Everybody - English language game - SUPER SIMILES