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simile
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • What I saw in him—as evidently as the indestructible ramparts of Old Ticonderoga, already cited as the most appropriate simile—was the features of stubborn and ponderous endurance, which might well have amounted to obstinacy in his earlier days; of integrity, that, like most of his other endowments, lay in a somewhat heavy mass, and was just as unmalleable or unmanageable as a ton of iron ore; and of benevolence which, fiercely as he led the bayonets on at Chippewa or Fort Erie, I take…

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  • When she said he was "as subtle as a sledgehammer," she was using ironic simile.
  • I believe this simile largely speaks the truth.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Origin of Species

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