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'.
He had gone beyond the world of metaphor and simile into the place of things that are, and it was changing him.neil gaiman
I can never look now at the Milky Way without wondering from which of those banked clouds of stars the emissaries are coming. If you will pardon so commonplace a simile, we have set off the fire alarm and have nothing to do but to wait. I do not think we will have to wait for longarthur c. clarke
In somma, in fuor che non è sì gentile, L’uomo, là, in tutto a femmina è simile.niccolò forteguerri
To borrow a simile from the football field, we believe that men must play fair, but that there must be no shirking, and that the success can only come to the player who hits the line hard.theodore roosevelt
A simile committing suicide is always a depressing spectacle.oscar wilde
Nullum simile quatuor pedibus currit.It is not easy to make a simile go on all-fours.
Contented I sit with my pint and my pipe, Puffing sorrow and care far away, And surely the brow of grief nothing can wipe, Like smoking and moist'ning our clay; * * * * * For tho' at my simile many may joke, Man is but a pipe and his life but smoke.Content and a Pipe. Old ballad.
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)