Stylistic Devices: Simile
What is a simile?
A simile is a figure of speech comparing two unlike things, often introduced with the word “like” or “as”. It takes the form of:
- X is (not) like Y
- X is (not) as Y
- X is (not) similar to Y
Examples of simile:
- He fights like a lion.
- He swims as fast as a fish.
- He slithers like a snake.
- “My dad was a mechanic by trade when he was in the Army, When he got the tools out, he was like a surgeon.”
List of Figures of Speech in the English Language – Literary Devices
|Epiphora (or epistrophe)
|Zeugma and syllepsis
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