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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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His similes were humorous, but there was no humor in their meaning.
On the side of poetical expression such imaginative figures of speech as metaphors and similes, and such devices as alliteration, prove especially helpful.
The double simile here leaps first into the psyche of the snail and then into the figure of time as endless process.
There's some natty callback material as the show progresses while the wordplay throughout is exquisite - few comics boast quite such a mastery of the simile in particular - but some of the topics wear a little thin.
O'Connell thus closes the first group of essays, more specifically tied to the art of poetry, with an emphasis on the poetic device, the simile, 'in which both art and nature may truly be said to come together' (p.
In the virtual language, Sanei went beyond the vocabulary language and by relying on rhetorical arrays created new images "The term imagery is used for all uses of virtual language, however, in this regard, the image consists any virtual use of language, including all figurative speeches and rhetorical devices such as simile, metaphor, symbolism, exaggeration, hyperbole, visualization, myth virtual instruments, personification, synesthesia, and paradox.
A speculative essay about poetry, simile, artificial intelligence, mourning, sex, rock and roll, grammar, romantic love, William Shakespeare, Alan Turing, Rae Armantrout, Nick Hornby, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Lia Purpura, and Claire Danes
Because a simile has a set meaning belied by its expression, it refers only to one meaning or sense of its base word, like any unambiguous phrase.
Technically, they are selecting a simile, television is like.
There's nothing quite like a powerful simile to impress and engross a reader.
In fact, the metaphor, "He's a bear in the morning," means the same as the simile, "He's like a bear in the morning.
In book 9 of the Iliad, Achilles uses a striking simile to describe his feelings about the situation in which he finds himself: he compares himself, as Sgt.
Na Iliada, as coisas passam-se de modo diferente, pois ai mesmo o simile parece ostentar uma relacao quase cristalina e isenta de problema do discurso com o real.
I like a comedy that points out the difference between a metaphor and a simile and uses words like louche and perfidious, but that's not enough.
There is a poignancy in the closing simile, as though the speaker is left only with thought and not action.