The Simile

11 Mar

No, not a “smile”. Notice the small difference. It is pronounced “si-mi-lee”.

Look at this sentence, which demonstrates a simile: “He ran from the burning house like an Olympic sprinter.”

The simile is a nice little tool that we use for making a statement more interesting, or more lively. Because it is used quite a lot in literature, we call it a “literary device”.

The picture shows a few more typical similes:

English - similes

Find out about other interesting tricks (“literary devices”) here:

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