Noun Noun Comparisons: The
most common type of simile, usually introduced with "like."
The rainwater looked like tiny
veins as it ran down the mountainside.
Our body is like a cage that holds
Verb phrase compared to verb
phrase: In this kind of simile, we use "as" rather than
He always turned his face to
towards the sun, much as a flower turns in the heat of summer.
A simile used as an adjective:
In this kind of simile, we can use a
compound adjective as a simile.
Her face was flower-like in its
He had an ox-like endurance for
boring and repetitive work.
Simile may also be expressed in the negative
His smile was nothing like the
sun. The flash of his teeth wasn't warm at all.