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Simile

A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, using ‘like’ or ‘as'. You are comparing the qualities of the two things you are comparing.

1. Peas in a pod

The boys were like two peas in a pod.

  • In this phrase, you are suggesting the boys are like these peas because they are very similar. They might spend a lot of their time together, enjoy doing the same things, behave in the same way, etc.

2. Tough as nails

He was as tough as nails.

  • In this phrase, you are comparing the boy’s toughness with the toughness of nails.

3. Black as coal

The midnight sky was as black as coal.

  • In this phrase, you are comparing the darkness of the sky to the darkness of black coal.

4. Fierce as a lion

He was as fierce as a lion.

  • In this phrase, you are comparing the anger and aggression of the lion with the anger and aggression of the man you are describing.

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