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Poet William Blake on simile
In "Lives of the Poets" by Michael Schmidt, William Blake's ideas on simile are similar to what many haiku artists think of simile:
“He distrusts similes because they single out qualities—moral or otherwise—from a subject and the thing to which it is compared. Simile disembodies and is at variance with his vision. 'The Sunflower' and 'The Rose' are not referred back to human experience: they include it.