What sentence is a simile in the short story, "Harrison Bergeron"?
1 Answer | Add Yours
eNotes has an impressive study guide that I have linked to below that provides in-depth review material of Kurt Vonnegut's short story, "Harrison Bergeron".
Your question specifically requests an example of a simile in this story.
Similes are a form of figurative language used by authors to compare two unlike things using like or as. A good way of remembering the meaning of simile is to think of the word "similar". Sometimes students confuse similes with metaphors. Remember a metaphor does not use like or as. It compares two things directly.
Simile Example 1: "Ordinarily, there was a certain symmetry, a military neatness to the handicaps issued to strong people, but Harrison looked like a walking junkyard."
Simile Example 2:"They leaped like deer on the moon."
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.Join eNotes