Simile And Metaphor

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In today’s English class, we will be learning more about Simile And Metaphor

Simile And Metaphor

Similes are like metaphors. But metaphors are not the same as similes.

You know you have spotted a simile when you see the words “like” or “as” in a comparison.

By definition, a simile is a type of figurative language that describes something by comparing it to something else with the words like or as.

Let’s use these examples to understand what simile more

day and night

  • Those two are as different as day and night.


  • He stood out like a sore thumb.

clear mudathl

  • That answer is as clear as mud.

However, a metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that is not literally true, but helps explain an idea or make a comparison.

Here are the things you must know about metaphor:

  • A metaphor states that one thing is another thing
  • It equates those two things not because they actually are the same, but for the sake of comparison or symbolism
  • If you take a metaphor literally, it will probably sound very strange 
  • Metaphors are used in poetry, literature, and anytime someone wants to add some color to their language

Let’s look at some examples of metaphors:

  • Assignment today was a nightmare!

simile and metaphor

  • You are my shining star. 

Simile and metaphor


Metaphors show up in literature, poetry, music, and writing, but also in speech. If you hear someone say “metaphorically speaking,” it probably means that you shouldn’t take what they said as the truth, but as more of an idea. For example, after exams, students are saying things like “That test was murder.”


What are the similarities between a Simile and Metaphor

Reading Assignment

Give 10 examples of sentences containing Similes

Weekend Assignment

Give 10 examples of sentences containing Metaphors

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