He introduced the simile that geography represented an artist's sketch of a whole portrait, while chorography corresponded to the caref and detailed drawing of an eye or an ear.'
There are indeed 'but few specimens of Syriac verse which exhibit high poetic quality; except for a fairly copious and occasionally skilful use of simile and metaphor, there is little of soaring imagination in Syriac poets.
The lily of the Old Testament (shoshan) may be conjectured to be a red lily from the simile in Cant.
His model was Xenophon, whom he has imitated with a tolerable measure of success; he abstains from an excessive use of simile and metaphor, and his style is concise and simple.
- The Talmud poetically describes Midrash as a hammer which wakes to shining light the sparks which slumber in the rock; and the simile is a happy one when one considers the exegetical implements, the workmen and their workmanship. For the expository or interpretative Midrash was bound up with rules and methods which often appear crude and arbitrary, they are nevertheless those of the age and they helped to build up lasting monuments.
(about 150o B.C.) so far that bellows were used for forcing the forge fire; that in Homer's time (not later than the gth century B.C.) the delicate art of hardening and tempering steel was so familiar that the poet used it for a simile, likening the hissing of the stake which Ulysses drove into the eye of Polyphemus to that of the steel which the smith quenches in water, and closing with a reference to the strengthening effect of this quenching; and that at the time of Pliny (A.D.
So too the victories of Re over the serpent named Apophis were more or less clearly understood as a simile of the antithetical nature of light and darkness.
The title " The Anointed of Yahweh," the simile " as a messenger (angel) of Yahweh " (2 Sam.
27) uses the simile in a different way.
Ali cleverly compares the two through Nazneen's habit of using similes from her village upbringing to describe her London life.
He reminds me of Rhys Hughes when he includes these extraordinary similes.
In fact, Plato brings them together in a vivid simile.
It's hardly anyone's idea of enhancement, and Gomes calls it "dismally inferior," a lovely simile.
Many times a simile may contain the "as" word.
Neither art nor nature could supply a better simile of the grace of God than this.
Sanskrit epic similes differ greatly from the similes of Homer in this aspect.
The chief characteristic of Welsh poetry is its alliteration, woven around beautiful similes and metaphors.
The old and new battleships, with their graceful sheer and boiling wake, evoked poetic similes.
The simile in the next line serves to emphasize the speed of the fall.
We may recall Marc Bloch's famous simile of winding back the reel of history.
Venomous qualities, has yet immortalized it in his famous simile by
Sometimes it took a ridiculous simile to make a point.