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Simile in The Devil and Tom Walker

Simile Examples in The Devil and Tom Walker:

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"whose ribs were as articulate as the bars of a gridiron..."   (Text of the Story)

This simile illustrates how the horse has been starved to the point where its ribs are incredibly prominent. Such details reinforce just how miserly Tom and his wife are because they wish to save their money rather than buy proper food for their animals.

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