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Note 203 – The use of similes in writing

According to Graham King in his book Collins Improve your Writing Skills, a simile “makes a direct comparison between two dissimilar things”, for example, as fit as a fiddle or as drunk as a skunk and similes are usually joined by the introductory words ‘as’, ‘like’, ‘as if’ or ‘as though’.  Bernard C Lamb in his book The Queen’s English calls them … Continue reading

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