February 2004
Literary Cavalcade;Feb2004, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p15
This article focuses on figures of speech metaphors and similes. A simile is a comparison using the words like or as. It is a very limited and very specific comparison. A metaphor is much larger than comparison. One example of simile is the sentence "He smells like a pig." One example of metaphor is "He is a pig." The only comparison being made is that he smells. It is limited, thus, a simile. Then he is being compared to every negative thing you've ever associated with a pig. Some sentences are provided for the readers to identify metaphors and similes.


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