What is simile and metaphor

What is simile and metaphor? / Metaphor vs simile

  • What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?
  • What’s a metaphor?
  • What is an example of a metaphor?

In this lesson, you’ll learn the main difference between simile and metaphor. You’ll also find similes and metaphors examples. (simile metaphor examples).

What is a simile? what are similies? What does simile mean?

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

what is simile and metaphor

Simile 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)
  • He was as white as a sheet.
What is simile and metaphor?

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:

 

  • 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.
  • Our teacher is a walking encyclopedia.

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

what is simile and metaphor
Simile examples and metaphor examples

You can download metaphor examples and similes examples PDF here.

Simile and metaphor worksheet

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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