Poll: 'He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts- for support rather than illumination.' A Lang

'He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts- for support rather than illumination.' A Lang

This is a metaphor.
This is a simile.

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  • Added: January 2004

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roots

It's perfectly simple: If the word 'as' or 'like' is used it is a simile. End of discussion. Next question please!

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