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:
- brave as a lion
- tall as a giraffe
- bold as brass
- cool as a cucumber
A simile useslike or asto compare two or more unlike objects or humanscompared to each other using"like or as".
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.