Hello, everybody!=) Today I would like to give you some information, about the simile and metaphor!))
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The simile is a figurative verbal expression that describes phenomena explicitly likened to another on any common ground for them, and thus the object of comparison reveals new, original properties.
As an artistic technique, the simile - a simile of two phenomena, objects, people, and their features, etc. - On the basis of the most expresses the idea, position, attitude of the author.
What is a metaphor?
A metaphor- is one of the important impression of speech in the English language. A metaphor is used for matching two things indirectly. Metaphor - a hidden comparison, in which the words "like", "like", "like" omitted, but implied. We can understand that this is a metaphor for the fact that the inanimate object is compared to an animate object.
The reason, why do we use metaphors:
A metaphor is make some idea or thought more memorable.
The metaphor is great when you need to reformulate the problem, break the restriction to see the situation from a new perspective.
A metaphor can be used to subtly present a new point of view, or even to make it clear that the problem in humans is not new and it has long been a way of resolution.
The metaphor applies even to change limiting beliefs people, bringing people to new opportunities.
You may have often heard expressions such as “he drowned in a sea of grief” or “she is fishing in troubled waters,” or “success is a bastard as it has many fathers, and failure is an orphan, with no takers.”
Sea of grief - How and where does one come across a sea that is filled not with water, but with grief?
Broken heart - Your heart is not literally broken into pieces; you just feel hurt and sad.
Wind of change- It is also metaphor, because, a person cannot feel it. It is impossible.
There are some interesting examples of metaphors:
A laugh in the sea of sadness.
Ideas are wings.
Heart of a lion.
He is the sun of my sky.
Life's journey is a bicycle ride down the hill.
Ideas are water.
Thoughts are a storm, unexpected.
As a rule, the simile is used with the words "like" or "as." This is the main difference between simile and metaphor.
"The simile says there is a likeness and leaves it to us to figure out some common feature or features; the metaphor does not explicitly assert a likeness, but if we accept it as a metaphor, we are again led to seek common features (not necessarily the same features the associated simile suggests . . .)."(Donald Davidson, "What Metaphors Mean," in On Metaphor, ed. by Sheldon Sacks. Univ. of Chicago Press, 1979)
Finally, I found the video "the use of similes and metaphors in the songs." I hope you will be interested.
Thank you for your attention!=)