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Simile in The Lady with the Dog

Simile Examples in The Lady with the Dog:

"like the number on a waiter..."   (Part III)

Notice how Chekhov takes away from her husband's strength by highlighting his lack of hair, his sweet smile, and the way he wears his badge. Chekhov's potent description uses metaphor and simile to create a complete image of Anna's husband as servile, eager-to-please, and weak.

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