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Term for a type of comparative phrase

Posted by Lotte Larsen on October 05, 2000

I'm searching for the specific term to phrases that compare one person with another famous person, such as so and so is "the michelangelo of..." or "the raphael of...." or "the Picasso of pumpkins" (applied to a cook making pumpkin pies) Does anyone know the name for this type of phrase. I don't think it is called eponymous phrase. Thanks for any assistance you can provide.