It's simple, but can be confusing!

Hamilton, Essential Literary Terms (32-67) -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

"A simile is a figure of thought in which one kind of thing is compared to a markedly different object, concept, or experience."

This is a simple word to understand, but can be confusing within a piece of literature. The example which was stated within the text was, "Jen's room is like a pig sty." This example helped me to understand how to tell when a simile is being used. The book stated that similes can be short or long; which makes a deeper imapct. I thought this was a good term to use because there are many similes used within poetry, fiction, and literature.

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