| #2 (permalink) Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:02 am what is the difference between simile and metaphore?
A simile is an expression that makes a comparison as in: She was so angry that she roared at everyone like a lion. The comparison is made between the noise she made and the noise made by a lion. If you omit the 'like' or 'as' and go to the next stage and use the word where the comparison is understood but not mentioned, the word/expression becomes a metaphor as in: The football crowd roared as the last goal was scored. In that last sentence there is no comparison mentioned but the verb 'roared' is used as a metaphor.
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