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a comparison between two things that are similar, often using the well-known qualities of one thing to illustrate the qualities of another, e.g. The heart is like a pump.
an overblown statement, e.g. I had thousands of guests this weekend.
the most important idea in an essay, usually contained in the topic sentence of each paragraph,...
(also called cutaway) a quick jump between shots, often used in chase scenes (e.g. car chases)...
the finite verb in a simple sentence or in the main clause of a sentence.