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Simile

What's a metphor without a simile? It's like peanut butter without the jelly. I won't even try to define it. Here's the REAL definition:

sim-i-le: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses)

(By the way, you can find online definitions from the Merriam-Webster Online site.)

Similes are a lot easier. Whenever you use LIKE or AS when comparing two different things, that's a simile.

"Talking to you is LIKE talking to a wall." Not that I've ever said that to anyone, I'm just using these as examples.

"You're about as dumb as a sack of hammers." A Dr. Phil expression.

"You have a face is LIKE an angel, but your heart is LIKE stone." (Ouch, that's a rough one.)

Well you get the idea. Coming up with these are easy. Just listen to Dr. Phil. Problem is, you really can't use any of them since only helpless, crying folks will take that sort of abuse. After all, I guess they figure, they ain't paying for it. (That's about as dumb AS a box of rocks.)

...dave
"Always go to other peoples' funerals, otherwise they won't go to yours." - Yogi Berra

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