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If a metaphor is equivalent to the corresponding simile, then it should not be heard as anomalous or puzzling in the first place; on that view, the tension is the merest surface appearance.
The Naïve Simile theorist would have to insist that there is a further underlying literal similarity between cold things and unemotional things.
Searle offers the example, "Richard is a gorilla," which the Naïve Simile theory would parse as "Richard is like a gorilla." Let us suppose that what is meant is that Richard is like a gorilla in being fierce, nasty, prone to violence, and perhaps not very bright.
www.unc.edu /~ujanel/Simile.htm   (1726 words)

 XML.com: SIMILE: Practical Metadata for the Semantic Web
SIMILE Project is working to make it easier to wander from collection to collection and, more generally, to find your way around in the Semantic Web.
Although the problem domain of SIMILE originated in the library community, the tools we are developing will easily be reusable in other domains with similar problems.
In working on RDF browsing for both SIMILE and Haystack, we found that life would be easier if we had a general ontology governing how to display RDF, a kind of stylesheet for RDF that allows us to indicate how we would like to present some abstract data to the user.
www.xml.com /pub/a/2005/01/26/simile.html   (1761 words)

  SIMILE Studies In Media & Information Literacy Education
SIMILE aims to explore the ways in which social and cultural environments impact media production and the methods that could be used to teach the skills needed to "read" these environments.
SIMILE will be of interest to a wide range of readers and researchers interested in tracking mass media trends.
SIMILE thus recognizes the importance of examining the nexus of education, information and entertainment in various media formats.
www.utpjournals.com /simile/simile.html   (595 words)

 Simile Curses in the Ancient Near East, Old Testament, and Book of Mormon - Maxwell Institute JBMS
In the ritual simile curse, a demonstrative pronoun such as "this" is used with the object compared, indicating that the object was present and was handled during some sort of ritual.
The simile may be of such a nature that one could plausibly assume that it originated in a ritual curse, but it is impossible to prove any relation on formal grounds alone.
The simile curse was most commonly used to ratify treaties or covenants; the symbols which were used graphically suggested the destruction of the oath-taker if he broke the treaty.
farms.byu.edu /display.php?table=jbms&id=23   (4115 words)

In Giacomo’s Job simile, the narrative extension is not introduced by the principal verb of the protasis; rather, it is limited to the subordinate clause that modifies the principal verb, which begins in line 4 with “ch’ebbe tanta aversitate.
The epic simile, generally thought to have been a Homeric invention, was greatly admired by classical authors, and later by modern European poets beginning with Dante on the continent and with Chaucer in England.
Another aspect of the overt simile that was frowned upon was the elaboration of details pertaining to the secondary term which did not immediately appear to be shared by the primary term.
tell.fll.purdue.edu /RLA-Archive/1991/Italian-html/KATAINE&.htm   (3814 words)

 Simile: Real World Challenges Drive Research Forward
In the same way HTML limits the ways information can be presented the Libraries have also been limited to cataloging their information according to specific predefined criteria such as author, title, year of publication, and name of the journal.
Mackenzie Smith, Associate Director for Technology at MIT Libraries, sees her role in the project as providing researchers with a connection to real world difficulties that the Libraries and their users are encountering, and keeping the project focused in those directions.
"SIMILE is pointing toward the future of what we will be able to do and it can only happen at a place like MIT, in terms of the relationship with faculty and their research.
www.csail.mit.edu /events/news/2007/simile.html   (823 words)

 Environmental Modeling Is Like a Simile
A simile, according to Merriam Webster OnLine, is "a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as".
Environmental simulation (sounds kind of like "simile", huh?) can well be viewed as "a figure of science, math, computers and human ingenuity comparing two unlike things," in this case, the environment and a mass of circuit boards, numbers and computer-generated images.
Because Simile allows each user to develop his own code to do what he needs, it is inherently modular in nature.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/scientific_computing/85003   (433 words)

 Spirit Enterprise LLP - [Star Tribune Selects Simile Media Server To Increase Revenue From Content]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Simile Media Server will be used generate more revenue from online operations by automatically and contextually connecting articles to related content, products and services.
Simile Media Server includes a powerful business rules engine that allows the editorial staff of startribune.com to easily control how content and related links are presented to readers.
Simile's initial solution addresses the specific needs of enterprise media companies, which are struggling to organize and leverage their vast inventory of content to create additional revenue streams.
www.spiritenterprise.com /success_stories/nano/simileselects.shtml   (755 words)

 Difference Between a Metaphor and a Simile.
The simile is always poetic, while the metaphor always has the ring of truth (perhaps this is why metaphors readily become accepted into language as "dead metaphors", while there is no such thing as a "dead simile").
In this way, the simile may be viewed as a somewhat intimate poetic device, and the metaphor viewed as a universal poetic device.
In the end, it may one day be determined that the difference between true metaphor and true simile may well be regional within the brain, with metaphor rooted in logic and the simile rooted in emotion.
knowgramming.com /metaphors/metaphor_and_simile_difference.htm   (1420 words)

 Pre-facing simile vehicles in Dante Gabriel Rossetti's sonnets Style - Find Articles
The key distinction is not between metaphor and simile, Soskice argues, but between "illustrative simile, and modeling simile or metaphor." It is the latter that presents "a subject that is reasonably well known" to explain "a state of affairs beyond our grasp," whereas the former "compares point to point, two known entities" (60).
The most dramatic example of Rossetti's opening a sonnet with an epistemically distant simile vehicle appears in his "After the French Liberation of Italy," which was written in 1859 but because of its explicit sexual content, was not published until the 1904 edition of his poems, edited by his brother (McGann).
Rossetti later admitted to Swinburne that the political topic of this simile was at best secondary, "an afterthought": "The application of the description (of a man and a woman copulating) as a political metaphor, was he told me, an afterthought to excuse it.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2342/is_4_39/ai_n16834365   (521 words)

 Simile & Metaphor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In poetry, it's sometimes the simile or metaphor which starts the poem off in the first place.
When you say "the rugby ball was like a giant egg, which he held carefully while he ran" or "the cat leapt onto my shoulder and her claws, like thistle spines, pricked my skin painfully", you are using simile.
Writers use simile and metaphor in prose too, to bring life and richness to what they have to say.
www.purchon.co.uk /poetry/simile.html   (340 words)

 Simile in the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Simile in the Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Similes are certainly more frequently used in the poems written before 1876: through them we are given a glimpse, to paraphrase Leech, into a mind stretched to explore and understand but also into the emotions and feelings of a young poet still unable to control their free flow through the mastery of language and style.
The similes Hopkins devises in some of his major poems do reach these levels of sublimation: one of the two terms of comparison often incorporates or is itself a metaphor: the emotional response it calls for affects also the second term of comparison, so that the distinctive features of the latter are soon forgotten.
www.gerardmanleyhopkins.org /studies/simile.html   (3383 words)

 Public speaking article - using similes
Simile is a comparison of two things which, however different in other respects, have some strong point or points in common.
I got a great simile out of a child's joke book I acquired (if something is valuable you acquire it) for 10 cents at a flea market.
The effect of the simile is to exaggerate how small this man's brain is. So, three different types of humor juxtaposition, simile and exaggeration were combined to make a great one-liner.
www.public-speaking.org /public-speaking-simile-article.htm   (473 words)

 Instructions for SIMILE
SIMILE first requires a design based on the information factors used and the combinations presented.
Each factor is specified by entering a single letter (e.g., A, B, C) in the first row of the Factor Table, a short label of the factor in the second row, the maximum number of levels of the factor in the third row, and a blocking option the last row.
When SIMILE converges on the solution, the parameter values will be shown in the Parameter Table and the Likelihood Ration values will be shown in their table.
www.lap.umd.edu /simile/Instructions.htm   (912 words)

 Simile at AllExperts
A simile is a figure of speech in which the subject is compared to another subject.
Metaphors differ from similes in that the two objects are not compared, but treated as identical, "We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass." Note: Some would argue that a simile is actually a specific type of metaphor.
Simile is an Italian musical term meaning "similarly"; it indicates that the performer should continue to apply the preceding directive, whatever it was.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/si/simile.htm   (821 words)

 An Analysis of Simile
In fact, Simile.D is the first polymorphic and metamorphic cross-platform infector and is, by far, the most complex multipartite virus discovered until now.
Simile found a way to avoid this problem: from generation to generation the virus is able to both grow and shrink, depending on some random counters.
Despite its complexity, Simile is stable enough to pass by unnoticed in an operating environment.
www.securityfocus.com /infocus/1671   (1859 words)

 simile - Encyclopedia.com
simile [Lat.,=likeness], in rhetoric, a figure of speech in which an object is explicitly compared to another object.
The epic, or Homeric, simile is an elaborate, formal, and sustained simile derived from those of Homer.
Similes that are `as serene as a snowman's smile'
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-simile.html   (407 words)

 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
Similes are used often in literature, appearing in every genre from poetry to prose and from epics to essays.
This lesson assumes that students will have a basic understanding of what similes are, however it is designed to help students review what they have learned in earlier classes and to begin to engage with similes on a deeper and more abstract level.
The topics may be used as the subject being represented by the simile, or as the representation of another subject.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=608   (1449 words)

 Simile - Simulistics.com
Check out our introduction to Simile at a glance or take the guided tour to learn all about where we’re coming from.
Simile for Linux will run on all graphics-based Linux and FreeBSD platforms(x86 architecture), and is compatible with the Gnome and KDE desktops.
Simile can be built to order for other Unix architectures.
www.simulistics.com /products/index.htm   (189 words)

 English Vocabulary: Simile (EnglishClub.com)
For example, "He ran like greased lightning" is a simile that includes hyperbole (greased lightning).
Similes are often found (and they sometimes originate) in poetry and other literature.
Caution: Many similes are clichés (phrases that are overused and betray a lack of original thought).
www.englishclub.com /vocabulary/figures-simile.htm   (440 words)

 Quotations on / about simile
The simile sets two ideas side by side; in the metaphor they become superimposed.
The Simile, in which a comparison is made directly between two objects, belongs to an earlier stage of literary expression; it is the deliberate elaboration of a correspondence, often pursued for its own sake.
The simile, as he used it, seizes the imagination and represents a great truth, but it allows of an interpretation which the limits of a sonnet form forbade him to develop.
www.poemhunter.com /quotations/simile   (625 words)

 simile | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
A simile is a figure of speech in which the subject is compared to another subject.
Frequently, similes are marked by use of the words like or as.
However, "The snow blanketed the earth" is also a simile and not a metaphor because the verb blanketed is a shortened form of the phrase covered like a blanket.
www.babylon.com /definition/simile   (129 words)

Similes are comparisons that show how two things that are not alike in most ways are similar in one important way.
Similes use the words “as” or “like” to make the connection between the two things that are being compared.
His temper is being compared to a volcano in that it can be sudden and violent.
www.rhlschool.com /eng3n25.htm   (304 words)

 Teaching the Simile
The first thing to discuss with students is the difference between well-developed similes and cliches.
For example, "The chair was as hard as a rock." "The girl's sweater was as blue as the sky." and "The paint on the side of the house was as green as the grass."
When it comes to identifying and explaining the similes in poetry or prose selections, the students have participated in completing, explaining, and creating similes.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/teaching_english_department/68990   (418 words)

 Alibris: Simile
In verse that is as bright as a penny, Juster has stirred up a storm of similes, and Small has brilliantly captured them all.
Containing three thousand listings from such well-known authors as Martin Amis, Toni Morrison, and John Updike, Eyes Like Butterflies is a wonderful anthology of similes and metaphors that have appeared in English-language literature from the 1950s to the present.
A collection of similes accompanied by pictures that illustrate their meaning.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Simile   (499 words)

 SIMILE help   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We are comparing someone to a fox and we are saying they are both cunning.
Therefore, this is an example of a simile.
Therefore, this sentence is an example of a simile.
www.berghuis.co.nz /abiator/rdg/similehelp.html   (87 words)

 Similes Work sheet
Similes usually use the words "like" or "as".
His eyes were as blue as the sky.
When you write your next story try to include some similes.
www.abcteach.com /Writing/similes.htm   (59 words)

 What is a simile?
A simile is a comparison between two things.
It is signaled overtly; in English, a simile is expressed by the words like or as.
This page is an extract from the LinguaLinks Library, Version 5.0 published on CD-ROM by SIL International, 2003.
www.sil.org /linguistics/GlossaryOfLinguisticTerms/WhatIsASimile.htm   (70 words)

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