is a figure of speech that says that one thing is
another different thing. This allows us to use fewer words and forces the reader or listener to find the similarities, for example:
- Her home was
- George is
is a figure of speech that says that one thing is like
another different thing. We can use similes to make descriptions more emphatic or vivid. We often use the words "as...as" and "like" with similes. But we can also use words such as "than" and "as if", for example:
- His skin was as
- George eats like
- He is larger than
- They ran as if
for their lives.
It follows therefore that "the meal looked as if
it had been put together by a chimp" is a simile. Perhaps someone can rephrase it as a metaphor?
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