Simile

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Using 'like'[edit]

A simile can explicitly provide the basis of a comparison or leave this basis implicit. In the implicit case the simile leaves the audience to determine for themselves which features of the target are being predicated. It may be a type of sentence that uses 'as' or 'like' to connect the words being compared.

Using 'as'[edit]

The use of 'as' makes the simile more explicit.

Without 'like' or 'as'[edit]

Sometimes similes are submerged, used without using comparative words ('like' or 'as').[4]

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