Weak as are these similes, they can only mark the sense of contrast which the scene awakens.
The current similes, if not absolutely counterfeit, are quite worn out.
The two similes borrowed from rural objects are not only much in character, but perfectly natural and expressive.
We spoke of Homer's similes as illustrative of the Ionic feelings about war.
And in the similes, what pictures from animal life and manners!
The "round of creation" is explored for similes to enforce this truth.
The later poetry begins to expand the similes somewhat after the manner of the Latin poets.
Pronto Helps him with a supply of similes, which, it seems, he did not think of readily.
Throughout the Divan Persian similes and metaphors are copiously employed and help to create a genuine Oriental atmosphere.
similes borrowed from games of chance are not unusual in this poem.
late 14c., from Latin simile "a like thing; a comparison, likeness, parallel," neuter of similis "like" (see similar). Both things must be mentioned and the comparison directly stated. To Johnson, "A simile, to be perfect, must both illustrate and ennoble the subject."
A common figure of speech that explicitly compares two things usually considered different. Most similes are introduced by like or as: “The realization hit me like a bucket of cold water.” (Compare metaphor.)
Note: Some similes, such as “sleeping like a log,” have become clichés.