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simile
used in Fahrenheit 451

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Definition
a phrase that highlights similarity between things of different kinds — usually formed with "like" or "as"

as in "It's like looking for a needle in a haystack," or "She is as quiet as a mouse."
  • How like a mirror, too, her face. Impossible; for how many people did you know that refracted your own light to you? People were more often—he searched for a simile, found one in his work—torches, blazing away until they whiffed out.
    p. 8.9
simile = a comparison that highlights an attribute of something by pointing to a similarity with something of a different kind
There are no more uses of "simile" in Fahrenheit 451.

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