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    • Join Date: Mar 2008
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    #1

    Is this a simile or a metaphor and what two things are being compared? Please I beg y





    "Because it rained cats and dogs, the cheetahs had to cut back their hunting".

    I think that this is a metaphor, is it? And what two things are being compared?

    Thanks


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    Re: Is this a simile or a metaphor and what two things are being compared? Please I b

    It's raining cats and dogs is an idiom meaning raining heavily.

    It seems to me a straightforward statement: Because of the heavy rain, the cheetahs could not hunt.


    • Join Date: Aug 2008
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    Re: Is this a simile or a metaphor and what two things are being compared? Please I b

    Yes, it is a metaphor that's why you don't see the comparison. The simile is a comparison, for ex. to a sound, animal, etc. - She sang as a bird.

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