Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 3 months ago

Does saying "as if" count as a simile?

The quote is "and its belly slit open as if with a savage claw."

6 Answers

  • 2 months ago


    I would say so. You're making a comparison. That is you didn't say WITH A SAVAGE CLAW.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Caca and verga pito

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    No. Wikipedia says you're not comparing. The two things are parellel so sure.... One can be substituted for the other. It's a competition if it was girls for models or runway. So... One tool is just as destructive as another. A scissors can make you bleed but so can a knife. And a paper cut or a sliver... Stepping on a nail.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    I would say no. "He is as happy as a clam" is a simile. That's a comparison. The example here is an adverbial phrase explaining how its belly was split.

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  • Juana
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    It's a simile, if you can substitute 'like' and still get the same meaning.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Yes. You are still comparing something with something else and that is the definition of a simile.

    ... 'and its belly slit open by the savage claw of its assailant' would be a (not very brilliant) metaphor.


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