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Simile vs metaphor - how to tell the difference?

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I don't see any difference between these two ways of comparing things. Who can explain me why these are different types of comparison?
asked Jul 18, 2017 in Writing by Kaley

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Similes use 'as' or 'like' to describe something by relating it to something similar  - Her lips were beautiful as a blooming flower

Metaphors have similar usage but don't apply as' or 'like'  - Kisses are the flowers of love in bloom.

So metaphor does not state a comparison, while simile does.
answered Jul 18, 2017 by admin (2,270 points)