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

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On the side of poetical expression such imaginative figures of speech as metaphors and similes, and such devices as alliteration, prove especially helpful.
The sagacious reader will not from this simile imagine these poor people had any apprehension of the design with which Mrs Wilkins was now coming towards them; but as the great beauty of the simile may possibly sleep these hundred years, till some future commentator shall take this work in hand, I think proper to lend the reader a little assistance in this place.
Bursting with bathos as he riffs off of Wordsworth, Milton, and Burns or turning to absurdity the psalmic similes in the title poem, Higgins's verse revels in pastiche and political irreverence.
She was one of those female poets who could be regarded as pioneers in defying tradition by expressing the 'female experience' in Urdu poetry, her work was often based on romanticism, exploring the concepts of love, beauty and their contradictions, and heavily integrated the use of metaphors, similes and personifications.
Designed to bolster reading comprehension and enhance writing skills, this imaginative title helps children identify and decipher the meaning of similes.
This reflection on obscure similes started over a pint with my chum Ian when he described someone as "smart as a carrot".
Except it's like having a chat in a washing machine - lurching and jumping, popping and bouncing, a whirling bundle of limbs and razorsharp similes swirling all over the place.
Inspiration and creation, naturalistic similes, ekphrasis, the ut pictura poesis, and the vernacular as poetic language are discussed as corollary issues.
Wisdom was likened to pheasant and its simile mode is putting the head in the dust and it is called posted and detailed similes.
The earliest recorded Western literature, Sumerian, uses similes in virtually every genre.
The author playfully uses rhythm, alliteration and similes to delineate Hoogie's character and exhibit how the middle child feels: "Pumpkin is the big, big girl," "Tweezle is the itty, bitty baby" and "[Hoogie] feels like the hole in the middle of a donut.
Though they may originally be an expression of originality, a creative link between two ideas never before formed, they soon are overused and undervalued figures of speech not given a second thought by users, addicted to similes in the way that other users are addicted to methamphetamine.
Taken a step further, this then becomes a poetry sequence, with all the edited ideas copied over to PowerPoint: images alongside similes, a verse per slide and a lasting impression made.
London, May 5 ( ANI ): In the 4th century BC Aristotle concluded that "the difference is but slight" between similes and metaphors.