Simile

a figure of speech using 'as' or 'like' for an explicit comparison.
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Simile

an explicit comparison between two things using 'like' or 'as'.
*My love is as a fever, longing still For that which longer nurseth the disease, Shakespeare, Sonnet CXLVII
*Reason is to faith as the eye to the telescope. D. Hume [?]
*Let us go then, you and I, While the evening is spread out against the sky, Like a patient etherized upon a...
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Simile

The explicit comparison of two objects/phenomenon/states  etc - by employing either 'as' or 'like' e.g. 'My love is like a red, red rose' by Robert Burns. Another famous simile is 'Like a patient etherised upon a table;' from the start of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot.
See also my own poem Fen Blow which features an extend...
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simile

[n] - a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like` or `as`)
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Simile

a figure of speech in which one thing is directly likened to another
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Simile

a literary device whereby two things or actions are compared to each other, linked by the words 'as' or 'like'. e.g. The litter drifted round the playground like tattered butterflies lost in flight.
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Simile

the writer creates an image in readers' minds by comparing a subject to something else: as happy as a lark; as strong as an ox. Many similes are idiomatic: he smokes like a chimney.
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Simile

Sim'i·le noun ; plural Similes . [ Latin , from similis . See Similar .] (Rhet.) A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison. « A good swift simile ...
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simile

noun a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with `like` or `as`)
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Simile

• (n.) A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison.
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simile

figure of speech involving a comparison between two unlike entities. In the simile, unlike the metaphor, the resemblance is explicitly indicated by ... [5 related articles]
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simile

simile (s), similes (pl) 1. A figure of speech in which two essentially unlike things are compared, often in a phrase introduced by like or as. 2. A figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds.
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simile

like
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simile

a comparison made with 'as,' 'like,' or 'than.'
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simile

An explicit comparison. A linking of two words or things because there are similarities in parts between them. In contrast to a metaphor which says that something is something else, a simile says that something is like something else. Similes are used in connection with words such as 'like' or 'as'.
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simile

simile (sim'ulē) [Lat.,=likeness], in rhetoric, a figure of speech in which an object is explicitly compared to another object. Robert Burns's poem “A Red Red Rose” contains two straightforward similes:My love is like a red, red rose   That's newly sprung in June: My ...
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Simile

A simile is a literary device of description by comparison, as in 'he slept like a log'.
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simile

(language) Figure of speech that in English uses the conjunctions like and as to express the comparison between two different things (`run like the devil`; `as d eaf as a post`). It is sometimes confused with metaphor. The simile mak...
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simile

similarly; i.e., continue applying the preceding directive, whatever it was, to the following passage
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Simile

== Uses == === In literature === === Using `like` === A simile can explicitly provide the basis of a comparison or leave this basis implicit. In the implicit case the simile leaves the audience to determine for themselves which features of the target are being predicated. It may be a type of sentence that uses `as` or `like` to connect the w...
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simile

similarly; i.e., continue applying the preceding directive, whatever it was, to the following passage
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simile

a figure of speech expressing a resemblance between things
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simile

a figure of speech expressing a resemblance between things
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simile

a figure of speech expressing a resemblance between things
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simile

a figure of speech expressing a resemblance between things
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