identify simile in ths poem

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parama9000 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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The mist is clearing and we see you naked like

a body that is straining to find itself, but cannot

And passively watched you, like a recklessly driven car

Hurrying to your crash while the driver leapt out

And will emerge from the night breaking into song

Like the sun blowing out these evil stars

The trends are "like", but "as" is a common hint that a simile is there. For example, as slippery as an eel. It basically is a comparison between two objects with common traits or common actions of the original item. The night being over is like the sun's actions, the mist-free country is the body, the country is likened to a car.

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StephanieRR | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I have identified three similes in this poem.

"The mist is clearing and we see you naked like / A body that is straining to find itself, but cannot(11-12)."

"My Country, I never let your life slide downhill / And passively watched you, like a recklessly driven car / Hurrying to your crash while the driver leapt out (16-18)."

"I know a day will come and wash away my pain / And will emerge from the night breaking into song / Like the sun, blowing out these evil stars (24-26)."

These lines all contain a comparison using a word "like" or "as." The mist-free country is compared to a naked body, the decline of a country is compared to a car, and the passing of the speaker's pain is compared to the sun.

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