Simile – a comparison usually using “as” or “like”
A simile is a comparison in which one thing is said to be “like” another or “as” another.
To remember this:
There were two similar Bruce Lees (simile), but one always rode an ass (as) and the other always rode a bike (like).
Similes compare two things and they usually use “like” or “as” in the sentence.
Her skin was cold as ice.
She slept like a log.
She is as busy as a bee.
She swims like a fish.
Solid as a rock.
Not all similes have “like” and “as” in the sentence. For instance:
Her latest sculpture resembles a huge seashell.
However, the sentence structure is similar – you could replace “resembles” with “is like” and it would have the same meaning.