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When you compare two things to each other, we call this a simile. This is generally done by the use of the words: “is like”, “is as”, “are like”, “are as” or “than”. For an example, let’s look at the sentence: “The city is like a jungle.” In this instance, we are comparing a “city” with a “jungle”.
Similes are used when someone wants to create a more clear understanding of one thing but uses a different thing to try and give a clearer image of what they want to convey. In the sentence, “The city is like a jungle,” the person is trying to describe how busy and congested a city is. The image of a “jungle” conveys this image much more clearly.
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