Similes make comparisons of two things using the words "like" or "as." For example, "The car was as red as an apple." Similes can also use the words "than" or "as if," such as in, "She was larger than life," and "He work... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

Homeric similes can be found throughout the Greek epic poem "The Iliad." Homeric similes usually compare events, people or objects, and they are usually detailed, containing several lines. More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

A good example of an extended simile can be found in Homer's "Iliad." The poem reads, "As when the shudder of the west wind suddenly rising scatters across the water, and the water darkens beneath it, so darkening were s... More » Education Writing
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Euphony is using several words with long vowels rather than short vowel sounds in the line of a poem, such as including words like "rain" and "day." Another example is using words that rhyme with each other or have simil... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

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. More » Education Writing Literary Writing

Edgar Allan Poe's sombre diction in "The Raven" and Walt Whitman's hopeful words in "A Glimpse" are two opposite examples of diction in literature. "Diction" refers to the words the writer chooses to use to express his t... More » Education Writing Literary Writing

Websites that provide worksheets to learn similes and metaphors include, and is a free site on which users can find many worksheets on similes and m... More » Education Writing Literary Writing