Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Simile of the Day

Simile: a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in "she is like a rose."

I'm currently reading Man in the Woods by Stuart Spencer on audiobook for my morning and evening commute. This morning Spencer was describing the sometimes jumbled speech of the main character and stated that (paraphrasing because it's an audiobook) "his parenthetical phrases bursting like items carried in a wet paper sack." I will often speak so fast that my included parenthetical explanations also burst out in a jumbled mess just like the contents of a wet paper sack.

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