The author uses several similes to describe cells. What simile does she use to describe the way a cell looks? What simile does she use to explain the functions of the different parts of a cell? What do these similes suggest about biology?
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With that camera, Gey and his mentor, Warren Lewis, filmed the growth of cells, a process so slow—like the growth of a flower—the naked eye couldn’t see it. They played the film at high speed so they could watch cell division on the screen in one smooth motion, like a story unfolding in a flip book.
After going through fifty-eight pages of the text, this is the only simile I found describing cells. I'll need more specific information if you need anymore examples. Please provide a chapter number.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
On page 3 the author states, "Under the microscope, a cell looks a lot like a fried egg:" The author uses the different parts of the egg to explain the functions of the different parts of the cell. These similes suggest that biology is very much derived from our everyday lives.