Similar and confusing “Figures of Speech” Part 2


A Metaphor is a figure of speech that uses one thing to mean another and makes a comparison between the two

A sentence with an example of a Metaphor is:

“The fierce wind bent the Tree to the earth as if it were made of licorice”

A Simile is a type of metaphor; a simile compares two different things in order to create a new meaning.

A sentence with an example of a Simile is:

“The Patriots were strong as a wall as they held the 20 yard line.” In this sentence “Strong, as a Wall” is the simile, meaning “Unmovable”

An Analogy shows how two different things are similar; an analogy is more like logical argument.

A sentence where an Analogy is used:

“A sunset is like a Puff of Smoke; it is here one minute and gone the next.”

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