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That's a simile, albeit not a very good one. A simile is a figure of speech that makes use of the adverbs "like" or "as" to make a comparison or analogy. In that sense, it's a very specific kind of metaphor, but for the most part, we can think of it as its own separate beast.
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Can you find similes in non-ancient lit? Um, of course. William Shakespeare is probably Homer's heir to the simile throne, but poets and prosers today are still vying for the title. Plus, the things abound in BT GJV3074303R1 ABB Slot 8 62 Module 07 Rack Basic R1 PxwxqRp. She's like the wind, anyone?
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