Simile

Similes in the quotations of Charles Dickens.


A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Similes are a form of metaphor that explicitly use connecting words (such as like, as, so, than, or various verbs such as resemble), although these specific words are not always necessary.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a simile as

a comparison of one thing with another, esp. as an ornament in poetry or rhetoric.

Charles Dickens uses a number of similes in his writing to help explain or reinforce an observation. The following are similes from our collection of over 600 Charles Dickens quotations.


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