Simile (si’-mi-lee): An explicit comparison, often (but not necessarily) employing “like” or “as.”
My preferred character is projected by my speech. It’s like a currently popular catchphrase or a buzz word: I want to utilize incentivization to maximize our leverage in the upcoming negotiations. Ha ha! That’s me! Smart! With it! Learned!
I am constantly masking my rough origins and basic dishonesty with Latinized words. In a way, I am like a brick painted with elaborate images that will eventually be hurled through somebody’s window.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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