What Are the Similes in "Fahrenheit 451"?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 4:22:16 AM ET

A simile is a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two different things using the words "like" or "as." One example of a simile in the book "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury is the quote about a machine, saying, "One of them slid down into your stomach like a black cobra down an echoing well looking for all the old water and the old time gathered there."