metaphor and simile

Assel Sharapatova 2013 M02 10
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Similes and metaphors are close cousins.  Both are comparative devices that a writer can use to great effect. A simile is a direct comparison of two unlike things generally using the words “like,”...

Similes and metaphors are close cousins.  Both are comparative devices that a writer can use to great effect. A simile is a direct comparison of two unlike things generally using the words “like,” “as,” or “than” to make the connection.


A metaphor is an implied comparison in which the object of description becomes something else without the use of the simile’s usual modifiers:


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Good job!!! You seem to be the only student posting in your group!
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I liked your comparison. It is short and clear. Nobody will have a problems with this theme after your presentation) Useful information, because may be some students have problems how to distinguish metaphor from simile.
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