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Simile- Definition and Examples

What is a simile?

A simile is a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared using the connecting words like or as to form the comparison. A simile is similar to a metaphor, but are often considered cliches.


Simile Examples


She is like a rose.

They are like two peas in a pod.

The house is as white as snow.

Her skin looks like leather.

She is like an angel.

Her voice is as soothing as a melody.

He embraced her like she was dying.

They live each day like it is going to be their last.

His smile is as toothy as a beaver's.

He laughs like a hyena.

Her love is like the heavens, never-ending.

He was as blind as a bat.

"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your're going to get." (From: Forrest Gump)

They were as busy as bees.

The body-builder is as strong as an ox.


Are there any famous literature examples of a simile?


"The late afternoon sky bloomed in the window for a moment like the blue honey of the Mediterranean."
-The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"A shudder, like the leathern eyelid of a lizard, flickered over the intensity of his gaze..." 
-To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

"Lyke as a huntsman after weary chace"
-Amoretti: Sonnet 67 by Edmund Spenser




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