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  1. matilda

    Talking 86-simile & metaphor

    Dear all


    I want to know the difference between two words; they are used in literal texts.

    1- Simile
    2- Metaphor

    Thanks all


  2. rewboss's Avatar

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    Re: 86-simile & metaphor

    Both similes and metaphors are a way of comparing one thing to another. The difference is that with a simile, you say that A is similar to B, but with a metaphor you simply say that A is B.

    For example:

    He was as big and hairy as a mammoth. (Simile)
    He was a big, hairy mammoth. (Metaphor -- unless you are really talking about a mammoth)

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