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    Metaphor and smile

    Can you please underline the metaphor and the smile in these two sentences?

    The polished floor shone like glass.

    The boys went haring out of school.


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    #2

    Re: Metaphor and smile

    Let me give you an indication: a simile is a comparison between two things, using words such as "like".


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    Re: Metaphor and smile

    Thanks but is that right
    The polished floor shone like glass. Smile
    or I just underline Like only
    The boys went haring out of school. Metaphor
    or i just underline haring only


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    Smile & Metaphor

    if you get a request asking you to underline the Smile and the Metaphor in these two sentence will this be right?
    The polished floor shone like glass. Smile
    The polished floor shone like glass.
    The boys went haring out of school. Metaphor
    the boys went haring out of school.


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    #5

    Re: Smile & Metaphor

    Quote Originally Posted by kaouther View Post
    if you get a request asking you to underline the Smile and the Metaphor in these two sentence will this be right?
    The polished floor shone like glass. Simile
    The polished floor shone like glass.
    The boys went haring out of school.
    the boys went haring out of school. Metaphor

    The metaphor is that the boys are running fast - as if they were hares.

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    #6

    Re: Smile & Metaphor

    Anglika corrected your spelling of 'simile', but didn't point out that whereas 'smile' has one syllable 'simile' has three. Bearing in mind Anglika's words ('using words such as "like"'), it may help you to remember that a simile says how one thing is similar to another.

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