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A simile is a comparison between two different things, designed to create an unusual, interesting, emotional or other effect often using words such as 'like' or 'as ... as'.
Common comparisons are with the qualities associated with animals (as sly as a fox, as brave as a lion, etc.).
Figure of Speech; Metaphor; Hyperbole; Understatement; Litotes; Irony; Sarcasm; Allegory