Similes In Huckleberry Finn

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Literary Term #13: Simile
Simile: Comparison between two things to show how they are similar with words “like” or “as.”
Example: “...he got powerful thirsty and...traded his new coat for a jug of forty-rod...and toward daylight he crawled out again, drunk as a fiddler, and rolled off the porch…” (22). Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: Bantam Dell, 2003. Print.
Function: The reason in which the author used this simile, and that it is significant, is because it represents how the protagonist, Huckleberry Finn, sees his father as a person. The author made Huckleberry Finn say that his father was “drunk as a fiddler,” which is significant because it shows that Huckleberry Finn dislikes his father and sees him as somebody

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