"to a map that emerged like a movie screen" Is this a simile
Patty is correct. The clue to a phrase being a simile is the inclusion of the words 'as' or 'like' in comparing one thing to another.
He is as crazy as a loon.
He is sly like a fox.
A similar trope is a metaphor. It differs from a simile in that it equates one thing to another.
He is a crazy loon.
He's just a sly fox.
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