What Is a simile in the story "Raymond's run"?

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mizzwillie eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In the short story Raymond's Run by Toni Cade Bambara, the simile I find the most important is when Hazel or Squeaky as she is sometimes called notices Raymond running the race with her.  In the description, Hazel says the Raymond is "rattling the fence like the gorilla in the cage".  If you remember that simile is the comparison of two unlike objects using like or as, Raymond is being compared to the gorilla because he is rattling the fence as a gorilla would if it were in a cage and the comparison uses the word like which indicates simile.