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Activity Discussion Grammar & Vocabulary Similies and metaphors

  • Aparajita

    May 14, 2021 at 7:53 pm
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    Similes is a figure of speech. It involves comparison of one thing to another in order to make it more the sentence more vividly understandable. For example:

    1. He is as brave as a lion.

    2. She is as beautiful as a flower.

    In other words, Similes are used for qualitative comparison. Some words that help identify a simile in a sentence are- like, as, so, than.


    Metaphor is yet another type of figure of speech. It is basically a way of defining an object by categorically mentioning another object as partial comparison. For example:

    1. Time is money.

    2. Age is a state of mind.

    3. The criminal has blood on his hand.

    It is basically a method of comparing to unlike things. As seen in literature, metaphors compare different things without actually using words such as- like, as.

    Comparison between Similes and Metaphors

    There is a very small line of difference between similes and metaphors. As mentioned above, in short, Similes work on the principle of direct comparison between two similar objects while, Metaphors work on the principle of comparison between two objects that are pole apart.

    I hope this answer helps!😊

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