What sentence is a simile in the short story, "Harrison Bergeron"?

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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."


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