a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g. as brave as a lion).
simile · metaphor · metonymy · figure of speech · trope · figurative expression · turn of phrase · rhetorical device · conceit · word painting · word picture
  • the use of similes as a method of comparison.
    "his audacious deployment of simile and metaphor"