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similesim‧i‧le /ˈsɪməli/ ●○○ noun  [countable, uncountable]AL an expression that describes something by comparing it with something else, using the words ‘as’ or ‘like’, for example ‘as white as snowmetaphorsee thesaurus at language
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simileA simile is introduced by a word such as like, as or such.Think of the torturous metaphors and similes that the readers would be spared.Regardless of which you use, metaphors and similes create better documents.They are expressed in similes, metaphors and stories.This is the metaphor gone beyond hyperbole into simile.The poetry of the first four volumes depends heavily on the simile to set the mood of the poem.
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