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What is simile and metaphor

What is simile and metaphor

Simile:

A simile is a word or phrase that compares something (X) to something else (Y), using the words ‘as’ and ‘like’.

Examples:

  • His teeth are as white as snow.
  • She’s thin, but she eats like a horse. (= she eats a lot)
  • He was as brave as a lion in the fight.
  • He was like a lion in the fight.
  • He is as sick as a dog. (= he’s feeling very sick/ill)

Metaphor:

A metaphor states that one thing is something else. It is a comparison, but it does not use ‘as’ or ‘like’.

Examples:

  • He was a lion in the fight.
  • The Internet connection was slower than a tortoise.
  • She has a heart of stone.
  • Time is money.

 

What is simile and metaphor

What is simile and metaphor

Exercise:

Are the following sentences SIMILES or METAPHORS?

  1. My mother has a heart of gold. ………….
  2. She is as cunning as a fox. ………..
  3. Time flies. ………
  4. My best friend is as cool as cucumber. …………….
  5. She is as pretty as a picture. ……………..
  6. He is a goal machine. He scores a lot of goals …………………
  7. Today’s tea is as sweet as honey. ………………………..
  8. Her mind is like a computer. ………….
  9. His life is an open book. ……………………
  10. The mind is an ocean. ……….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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