Simile Quotes

Most popular simile quotes

A simile is just a metaphor with the scaffolding still up.
A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle.
A simile is like a pair of eyeglasses, one side sees this, one side sees that, the device brings them together.
One has to regard a man as a Master who can produce on average three uniquely brilliant and entirely original similes to every page.
It's the most familiar of all literary embellishments, in a class with a wedge of lemon or a sprig of parsley.  It can raise a cupcake to the level of a petit four.
One Simile, that solitary shines
In the dry desert of a thousand lines,
Or lengthen'd Thought that gleams through many a page,
Has sanctify'd whole poems for an age.
Metaphors and similes (puns, too, I might add) extend the dimensions and expand the possibilities of the world.  When both innovative and relevant, they can wake up a reader, make him or her aware, through elasticity of verbiage, that reality—in our daily lives as well as in our stories—is less prescribed than tradition has led us to believe.

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