Simile

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

A figure of speech that expresses the resemblance of two different things usually introduced by as or like. For example, “Come. Let's away to prison; we two alone will sing like birds in the cage.” King Lear, 5.3.8-9. (C.f. metaphor.)
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Citation:
Editors. "Simile". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1015, accessed 01 August 2014.]