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simile
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

6 uses
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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."
  • If we observe his descriptions, images, and similes, we shall find the invention still predominant.
    Preface (27% in)
  • As a metaphor is a short simile, one of these epithets is a short description.
    Preface (34% in)
  • It is owing to the same vast invention, that his similes have been thought too exuberant and full of circumstances.
    Preface (47% in)
  • His similes are like pictures, where the principal figure has not only its proportion given agreeable to the original, but is also set off with occasional ornaments and prospects.
    Preface (48% in)
  • As it also breaks out in every particular image, description, and simile, whoever lessens or too much softens those, takes off from this chief character.
    Preface (64% in)
  • He sometimes omits whole similes and sentences; and is now and then guilty of mistakes, into which no writer of his learning could have fallen, but through carelessness.
    Preface (85% in)

There are no more uses of "simile" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).

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