What is simile and metaphor? 10+Simile and Metaphor Examples


What is simile and metaphor? Simile and metaphor are both figures of speech in which two things are compared, but what is simile and what’s a metaphor? What is an example of a metaphor? What’s an example of simile? What’s the difference between simile and metaphor? What are simile and metaphor examples?

A simile is a word or phrase that compares something (X) to something else (Y), using the words ‘as’ and ‘like’. The word simile comes from the Latin word ‘similis’ which mean ‘similare or like’.

On the other hand, a metaphor is a type of figurative language that compares two things but does not use ‘like’ or ‘as’. A metaphore just states that one thing is another.

The word metaphor is a combination of the Greek word ‘meta’ which mean beyond and the Greek word ‘phor’ meaning carrying. To understand a metaphor, you should carry its meaning beyond the words you see. 

 

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Simile and Metaphor Examples

Simile Examples

What are 10 examples of similes?

  1. His teeth are as white as snow.
  2. She’s thin, but she eats like a horse. (= she eats a lot)
  3. He was as brave as a lion in the fight.
  4. He was like a lion in the fight.
  5. He is as sick as a dog. (= he’s feeling very sick/ill)
  6. He was as white as a sheet.
  7. We are going to stay together like the stars and the moon.
  8. The woman was as angry as a rattlesnake.
  9. The waterfall gushed like a faucet.
  10. He was as fast as a sports car.

Understanding similes and metaphors can help you when you read, listen, speak and write. 

What is a Metaphor?

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

Metaphor Examples

Here are some good metaphors examples:

  • She has a smile that lights up the room.
  • He was a lion in the fight.
  • The Internet connection was slower than a tortoise.
  • She has a heart of stone.
  • Time is money.
  • You are my sunshine.
  • You are an angel.
  • Our teacher is a walking encyclopedia.

What is simile and metaphor/what are similies/Examples of metaphor

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Simile and Metaphor Exercises

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. ……….

Simile and Metaphore Exercise (Simile vs Metaphor)

Simile and metaphor examples / SentencesSimile or metaphor?
Hanging with you is as easy as pie.
The mind is an ocean.
You are my sunshine.
She is as cunning as a fox.
Time flies.
The woman was as angry as a rattlesnake.
Her mind is like a computer
The sunlight sparkled like a diamond upon the water.
Jack runs as fast as a cheetah.
Ronaldo is a goal machine. He scores a lot of goals in a match.
He was as white as a sheet.
She has a heart of stone.
He was as brave as a lion in the fight.
You are the apple of my eye.
My best friend is as cool as cucumber.
My wife has a smile that lights up the room
She is as pretty as a picture.
The woman was as angry as a rattlesnake.
The girl was a rattlesnake.
This muffin is as hard as a brick.
The waterfall gushed like a faucet.
Today’s tea is as sweet as honey.

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