Week of Similes

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Hi everybody! Last week was devoted to Similes. Now we know that Simile is a comparison of two things by using the words "like","as", "so", "than", "resemble" etc. Semantically similes sivided into...

Hi everybody!

Last week was devoted to Similes. Now we know that Simile is a comparison of two things by using the words "like","as", "so", "than", "resemble" etc.

Semantically similes sivided into original and trite (cliches), and structurally they are divided into ordinary and disguised.

Now I want to give some examples of well known similes and their meanings:

[is] AS adjective AS something

meaning

as blind as a bat

completely blind

as cold as ice

very cold

as flat as a pancake

completely flat

as gentle as a lamb

very gentle

as light as a feather

very light

as old as the hills

very old

as sharp as a knife

very sharp

as strong as a bull

very strong

as white as snow

pure white

as wise as an owl

very wise

[is] LIKE something

possible meaning (depending on context)

like a rose

beautiful

like a volcano

explosive

like garbage

disgusting

like an animal

inhuman

like spaghetti

entangled

like dewdrops

sweet and pure

like golddust

precious

like a tip

very untidy (tip = garbage dump)

like a dream

wonderful, incredible

like stars

bright and beautiful

[does] LIKE something

meaning

to drink like a fish

to drink a lot

to eat like a bird

to eat very little

to eat like a horse

to eat a lot

to eat like a pig

to eat impolitely

to fight like cats and dogs

to fight fiercely

to sing like an angel

to sing beautifully

to sleep like a log

to sleep well and soundly

to smoke like a chimney

to smoke heavily, all the time

to soar like an eagle

to fly high and free

to work like a dog

to work very hard

I hope this information will be useful for us! Thanks for your attention!

 

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Great job!!! I like the way you expressing your thoughts=)
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Good job, but remember: You should leave links for the sites you take information from!!!
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Thanks so much for these examples!
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I agreed with others, nice post Saida...I found many interesting examples) Thanks
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