In all the round world of Utopia there is no meat. There used to be, but now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses.
—H G Wells - A Modern Utopia
A figure of speech in which two things are compared using the word "like" or "as." An example of a simile using like occurs in Langston Hughes's poem "Harlem": "What happens to a dream deferred?/ Does it dry up/ like a raisin in the sun?"