what are similies? with example....

A ‘simile’ is a figure of speech. It is used to show the comparison between two things. However, the two things may not be directly related to one another. Consider the following statement:

On a market day everyone in the village is busy as a bee.

In the above-mentioned statement the simile is ‘busy as a bee’. On a market day all villagers are so busy and full of activity that the entire village hums like a bee hive. Hence, the villagers activities are being compare to that of the bees, making ‘busy as a bee’ a simile. 

Some more examples are as follows:

  1. brave as a lion
  2. tall as a giraffe
  3. bold as brass
  4. cool as a cucumber



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A simile useslike or asto compare two or more unlike objects or humanscompared to each other using"like or as".

Example:Hot asthesun

A metaphor is the expression of an understanding of one concept in terms of another concept, where there is some similarity or correlation between the two.

Example: Boy, am Iburned up!

A simile is used when two or more unlike objects are compared to each other most often using the words 'like' or 'as'. "Her hair is as soft as a downy chick." Comparing her hair with the down of a baby chick.

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