A Simile consists in giving formal expression to the likeness said to exist between two different objects or events. The formality peculiar to a simile consists in using some
word or words for drawing attention to the likeness. The words commonly used for this purpose are as, as so, like.
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow.
He that would search for pearls must dive below. (Dryden)
Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart
Thou hadst a voice whose sound was like the sea. (Wordsworth)
So like a shattered column lay the king. (Tennyson)
Your face is as a book where man
May read strange matters. (Shakespeare)
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