Simile

Definition of Simile

Sim´i`le
n.1.(Rhet.) A word or phrase by which anything is likened, in one or more of its aspects, to something else; a similitude; a poetical or imaginative comparison.
A good swift simile, but something currish.
- Shak.

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accordance, affinity, agreement, alikeness, allegory, alliance, alliteration, allusion, anacoluthon, anadiplosis, analogy, anaphora, anastrophe, antiphrasis, antithesis, antonomasia, aping, apophasis, aporia, aposiopesis, apostrophe, approach, approximation, assimilation, balancing, catachresis, chiasmus, circumlocution, climax, closeness, community, comparability, comparative anatomy, comparative degree, comparative grammar, comparative judgment, comparative linguistics, comparative literature, comparative method, compare, comparing, comparison, conformity, confrontation, confrontment, contrast, contrastiveness, conversion, copying, correlation, correspondence, distinction, distinctiveness, ecphonesis, emphasis, exclamation, gemination, hypallage, hyperbaton, hyperbole, identity, imitation, inversion, irony, likeness, likening, litotes, malapropism, matching, meiosis, metaphor, metonymy, mimicking, nearness, onomatopoeia, opposing, opposition, oxymoron, parallelism, paregmenon, parenthesis, parity, periphrasis, personification, pleonasm, preterition, prolepsis, proportion, regression, relation, repetition, resemblance, sameness, sarcasm, semblance, similarity, similitude, simulation, spoonerism, syllepsis, symploce, synecdoche, trope of comparison, weighing, zeugma
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