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    what is simile

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    • She was sleeping as soundly as a hibernating bear.


    • When Cindy snored she sounded like a freight train.


    Those are examples of similes.

    Here's another:
    • As quiet as a mouse, the cat crept thru the house.


    :D


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    Similes

    Say:
    • What is a simile?


    Here's another:
    • He was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.


    :D

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    Sick as a parrot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Sick as a parrot.
    Frankly, I don't get it. What do illness and parrots have in common?

    :?

    How about:
    • As sick as a skunk


    Or:
    • As sick as a dog


    Those don't make much sense to me either. Unfortunately, those are far from self-explanatory. (Those last two were suggested to me by my wife.)

    Is there any way we can change the title of this thread to something more descriptive?

    By the way, I have posted some poems in the couplets thread for the purpose of illustrating the use of the simile. Have you seen them?

    :)

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    How about:
    • He's as sick as a dog that has been eating rotten horsemeat.


    Or:
    • He is as sick as a parrot that has been dead for two days.


    :wink:

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    I'm not an expert in parrots, but we use both 'sick as a dog' and 'sick as a parrot' in BE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'm not an expert in parrots, but we use both 'sick as a dog' and 'sick as a parrot' in BE.
    I loved it! :D

    Here's an odd one from the Yukon:

    Stupid like stick.
    (no 'a')


    :D

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    Some fairly common expressions, although well-understood, don't seem to make much sense. One of them is as smart as a whip.
    • She's as smart as a whip,
      And Cas is also quite hip.
      :wink:


    One that is not hard to understand is stubborn as a mule.
    • He's as stubborn as a Missouri mule,
      And you'd never know Ron has been to school.
      :wink:


    Missouri is, of course, known for its mules. One well-known story is about the farmer that was seen hitting his mule with a 2x4. A city slicker happened to see a farmer hitting his mule with a big stick. He asked the farmer why he was doing that. The farmer responded, "Well, first you have to get his attention."


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