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Metaphor – comparison of two things not using “like” or “as”

A metaphor is a comparison in which one thing is said to be another.

A metaphor is not a simile.

To remember this:

A metaphor is a comparison in which one thing is said to be another.

Have you met her four (metaphor) sisters? They each have a tattoo but the tattoos are NOT similar (not similes).

Metaphors compare two things but they don’t use “as” or “like” in the sentence like a simile would.

 

Examples

You are a rock.

Helen had the heart of a lion.

My fingers are icicles.

Life is a roller coaster.

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