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What is a simile?



A simile is a comparison between two things.


It is signaled overtly; in English, a simile is expressed by the words like or as.

Example (English)
  • He had a posture like a question mark.
  • Source:

    Corbett 1971 479

  • Generic
      A simile is a kind of

    Corbett 1971 479


    Beekman and Callow 1974 127


    Mish 1991 1098

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