One thing that literature would be greatly the better for Would be a more restricted employment by authors of simile and metaphor.1945 Many LongYears Ago,'Very Like A Whale'.
Nullum simile quatuor pedibus currit.It is not easy to make a simile go on all-fours.
In somma, in fuor che non è sì gentile, L’uomo, là, in tutto a femmina è simile.XII, 47.
If you're gonna use simile , analogy, metaphor , be descriptive and have some flowery adjectives and a few odd nouns and some engaging bits of dialogue or sentiment , then you're sort of writing a novel , really. But rock lyrics are not really known for their sophistication .Ian Anderson, in Ian Anderson chats about 'Thick As A Brick 2': For whom the bell Tulls (3 July 2013).
I think the Cold War works as a great analogy or simile for different kinds of conflict . It's funny, when you look back at it, it's one of the last times that the boundaries were clear. Now, as we see on 'Homeland,' there are no clear boundaries and enemies.Matthew Rhys, in The Americans: Matthew Rhys on Cold War Intrigue (5 FEBRUARY 2013)