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What is a simile in the Anthem?

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bogatoga | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted September 6, 2009 at 2:29 AM via web

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What is a simile in the Anthem?

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writeacher | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted September 6, 2009 at 3:31 AM (Answer #1)

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Basically, a simile is a comparison between two things that wouldn't normally be compared. Here is a webpage with excellent explanations and examples for you:

http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/simile.html

Notice that the word like or as is always used in a simile. Literary comparisons without one of these words is considered a metaphor.

Once you understand what a simile is, look through the book you're reading and try to find one. Look for the word like or as -- they are usually good clues.

If you have trouble finding a good one, please don't hesitate to repost, and be sure to give the title and author of the book you are reading.

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