A simile is a comparison using like or as. Many similes were used in this chapter. Some examples are when the cell is described like a fried egg, with the cytoplasm and the yolk as the nucleus. Also, the cytoplasm is described as a New York City buzzing. Lastly, the cells are described as factories pumping out sugars, fats, proteins, and energy. These help us further understand the function of the organism that is being described. Similes also help describe what is going on in a different way, or at a different viewpoint to understand it better.
A simile is making a comparison using like or as. The similes that the author chooses in the story is representing how biology can be compared to everyday things and how biology works. When it compares a cell to a fried egg it suggest biology is complex yet simple.
A simile is a comparison of two unalike things using like or as. The ways that the author uses similes in the book shows how she feels about biology. Her thoughts of biology are that it has a lot going on in it, but it is mostly just doing a simple task. An example is of a cell being like a factory. They both have a lot going on inside of them, but the outcome of them both is one task. The factory is making product (manufactured goods), and the cell is too (proteins, energy, etc.).
Similes compare two similar things using like or as. The simile the author uses, “a cell looks a lot like a fried egg” suggests that biology is complex, but can be made more simple. This simile helps the reader to understand cells more easily.
The author uses the simile that cells can be represented by a fried egg refferring to its nucleus and cytoplasm. The author uses these similes to strengthen the readers imagination of the scientific terms they might not be so familiar with.
A similie is a comparison of two things that uses “like” or “as”. The similies in the books help Biology seem much easier to understand, and not so complex and scientific. This makes it much easier to connect with the reader in the story.