Simile Examples

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Which excerpt from the life you save may be your own contains an example of a simile? What are powerful simile to use in everyday conversations? 

When you are looking for strong educational Similes or Metaphors, in order to improve the impact of your communication. Similes, just like Metaphors, can help you become more successful in your communication.

In daily conversion, or in speeches, it’s common to use metaphors and similes. Where a metaphor is a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”, a simile is also a figure of speech, but it compares two different things that both have the same properties or characteristics. 

Because they are similar, they are often confused and used intertwined as metaphors, which is another different figure of speech used for comparison. An easy way to distinguish a simile, is than is to look for the words: ‘as’, like’. Thus, the best examples of simile include ‘as’ or ‘like’ such as “as black as coal”.

As mentioned, in our daily lives, similes provide a powerful comparative advantage to make things clear and easier to remember by making it more interesting, descriptive, and creative. The quick associations (or images) that similes have in our mind, can make your speech more effective and they can activate linked emotions, generate new mental connections, and underline specific features. From common conversation to poetry, similes are almost required for creative expression.

Simile Examples
Below are some simile examples that you might have heard of before: Examples of Similes Using “As” A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable to suggest a resemblance, as in “Laughter is the best medicine". Below are some metaphor examples that you might have heard of before:

  • She was as sly as a fox
  • He is as bright as a button
  • As helpless as a baby
  • As pale as death
  • As fit as a fiddle
  • As flat as a pancake
  • As free as a bird
  • As fresh as a daisy
  • As honest as the day is long
  • As hot as blue blazes
  • As hungry as a bear
  • As cheap as dirt
  • As clean as a whistle
  • As clear as mud
  • She's as cold as ice
  • It's as tough as an old boot
  • He's as good as gold

These Simile Examples are intuitive and ready-to-use and easy to remember. Try it now and let these similes inspire you to use them in your daily life. We certainly encourage you to download these Simile examples now and to use it to your advantage! 

Download this Simile examples that will perfectly suit your needs! Also, make sure to have a look at these Metaphor examples, which are similar to metaphors and interesting to study as well. For more specific Metaphor definitions and examples, check these files:

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