What Are Some Familiar Similes?


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Some familiar similes are "strong as an ox," "fast as lightning," "heart as cold as ice," "slow as a snail" and "dry as a bone." Similes use the words "like" or "as" to compare two different objects.

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The simile "strong as an ox" is used to describe athletes and individuals who have incredibly strong physiques. "Fast as lightning" is used to describe incredibly fast individuals; for example, 100-meter Olympic champion Usain Bolt is often described with this simile. "Heart as cold as ice" is used to describe individuals who aren't compassionate towards others. "Slow as a snail" is used to describe extremely slow individuals, while "dry as a bone" is used when individuals are parched or food is extremely dry.

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