A SIMILE (/ˈsɪməli/)  is known as a figure of speech comparing two contrary things that are frequently introduced by like or as.
Similes are comparisons that show how two things that are not alike in most ways are similar in one important way. Similes are a way to describe something.  Authors use them to make their writing more interesting or entertaining. Simile has a significant part over and above their literary meaning they contain the figurative meaning of words. One of the aims of the literary text is to convey more likely as briefly as possible, meaning to imply more in few words and accomplish the maximum effect.
Similes use the words “as” or “like” to make the connection between the two things that are being compared.


This is a list of well-known similes. There are more similes, of course, some common and others less common because anyone can make a simile at any time. You too!


As brave as a lion
As bright as a new pin
As busy as a beaver
As busy as a bee
As calm as a millpond
As clear as a bell
As clear as crystal
As cold as ice
As common as dirt
As cool as a cucumber
As cunning as a fox 
As cute as a button
As dead as a doornail
As delicate as a flower
As different as chalk from cheese
As drunk as a lord
As dull as dishwater
As easy as A.B.C.
As easy as pie
As fit as a fiddle
As flat as a pancake
As free as a bird
As fresh as a daisy
As gentle as a lamb
As hungry as a wolf 
As innocent as a lamb



As large as life
As light as a feather
As mad as a hatter
As naked as a baby 
As obstinate as a mule
As old as the hills
As pale as death
As poor as a church mouse
As pure as snow
As quick as lightning
As quick as silver
As sharp as a needle
As sharp as a razor
As silly as a goose
As slow as a snail
As slow as a tortoise
As smart as a fox
As smooth as silk
As snug as a bug in a rug
As solid as a rock
As sour as vinegar
As sticky as jam
As strong as an ox
As sure as death and taxes
As white as a sheet