Answered By: James Whitmer
Last Updated: May 28, 2020     Views: 0

A simile is a figure of speech comparing two different subjects to emphasize a trait they have in common; however, UNLIKE a metaphor, a simile will use the words like or as to make a more indirect comparison. These subjects can be objects, people, animals, colors, concepts, phenomena, etc. Some examples of similes are

  • "it's as thin as a rail,"
  • "her words struck like lightning,"
  • "they're as stubborn as mules," and
  • "he's like a rock."

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