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a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.”.
Compare metaphor.
an instance of such a figure of speech or a use of words exemplifying it.
a figure of speech that expresses the resemblance of one thing to another of a different category, usually introduced by as or like Compare metaphor
simile [(sim-uh-lee)]

A common figure of speech that explicitly compares two things usually considered different. Most similes are introduced by like or as: “The realization hit me like a bucket of cold water.” (Compare metaphor.)

Note: Some similes, such as “sleeping like a log,” have become clichés.


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