Writing

What Is Simile? Definition and Examples of Simile in Literature

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 4 min read

“He’s as dead as a doornail.” “She’s as slippery as an eel.” Comparisons are as common in the English language as they are in writing. One of the simplest and most effective comparisons to make when writing is a simile.