Similes



Similes are a specific and formulaic form of allegory. A simile is a juxtaposed comparison of two or more objects to draw attention to their similarities. In English, similes are typically marked by use of
like or as or than or resembles. Similes show how two things, that are not alike in most ways, are similar in one important way. Similes are a way to describe something. Authors use them to make their writing more interesting or entertaining.

A popular mnemonic for a simile is that
a simile is similar or alike.

Examples:

1. Playing chess with Ashley is
like trying to outsmart a computer.

The activity
playing chess with Ashley is being compared to trying to outsmart a computer. The point is that Ashley can think in a powerful manner that resembles the way a computer operates, not that she is like a computer in any other way.

2. His temper was
as explosive as a volcano.

His temper is being compared to a volcano in that it can be sudden and violent.

Few more examples of similes:

• Walking onto those sun-warmed stones was like stepping onto a hot plate.
• The cat, quick as lightning, pounced on the rat.
• She's as dull as a doorknob.

Similes have been widely used in literature for their expressiveness as a figure of speech:

• Curley was flopping like a fish on a line.
• The very mist on the Essex marshes was like a gauzy and radiant fabric.
• Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus.

Here is list of Similes beginning with
G.

• As game as a fighting cock
• As garrulous as a magpie
• As garrulous as an old maid
• As gaudy as a butterfly
• As generous as a dream
• As generous as a lord
• As genial as sunshine
• As gentle as a fawn
• As gentle as a turtle dove
• As gentle as sleep
• As gentle as falling dew
• As glad as a fly
• As glad as blooming tree
• As glad as grass
• As glossy as a mole
• As glossy as the finest silk
• As gloomy as night
• As glorious as the sun
• As glum as the oyster
• As glum as the mud
• As gluttonous as curiosity
• As good as gold
• As good as a play
• As gorgeous as a Sultana
• As gorgeous as the Heaven
• As graceful as the fawn
• As gracious as the morning
• As gracious as a Duchess
• As grand as a victory
• As grand as a Greek statue
• As grand as the world
• As grave as a judge
• As grey as time
• As grey as smoke
• As great as a lord
• As greedy as a hog
• As greedy as a cormorant
• As green as grass
• As green as a leaf
• As grim as death
• As grim as hell



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