si'-mi-lee L. “like”

An explicit comparison, often (but not necessarily) employing "like" or "as."
  My love is like a red, red rose —Robert Burns

Her hair was like gravy, running brown off her head and clumping up on her shoulders.

The day we passed together for a while
Seemed a bright fire on a winter's night —Maurice Sceve

You are like a hurricane: there's calm in your eye, but I'm getting blown away —Neil Young

The air-lifted rhinoceros hit the ground like a garbage bag filled with split pea soup.

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  Sources: Aristotle 3.11.11; Quintilian 8.6.8; Melanchthon a8r

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