Pun and Simile

Pun

This is a play on words, particularly words that have more than one meaning in the context used.

Examples:

The police reportedly found a peep hole in one of the rooms; we contacted the local office, and they said they were looking into it.

An archaeologist is a person whose career lies in ruins.

Simile

This is a comparison made between people/things using ‘as’ or ‘like’.

Examples:

The character in the movie is as agile as a monkey.

John is the student representative; he is as bright as the sun.

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