A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things and shows a relationship between them.
A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things and shows a relationship between them. Similes differ from metaphors in that they show similarities between two objects, whereas metaphors show implicit comparisons between them ( ex- bob is a lion). Words like "as," "or," "than," and "like" are used in similes to show the relationship.
History of simile-
The term "simile" is derived from the Latin word "similis," which means "similar" or "like”.
A famous author and lexicographer “Frank Wilstach”( October 20 1865 - November 28 1933) compiled a dictionary of similes in1916 as well as its second edition in 1924.
Simile shows the state of the writer’s mind by creating an impact on the reader.
In this sentence, the similarity is shown in the form of a simile between the dress and the glove concerning how they fit the person.
In this example, a relation is shown in form of a simile between the book and a feather concerning their physical weight which means the book’s weight is not much and can be lifted easily by a person just like anyone can lift a feather.
In this example, a relation is shown in the form of a simile between the siblings and cats and dogs concerning the way they fight with each other which is just like how cats and dogs fight.
It is easy to learn how to use similes and increase the quality of our speech or sentence by just understanding what it is and how to use it.