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Published on April 8, 2008

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Similes, Metaphors and Extended Metaphors By Robbi Gilbert

Simile Definition A simile is the comparison of two unlike things using the word 'like' or 'as'

A simile is the comparison of two unlike things using the word 'like' or 'as'

Simile “ She’s like the wind” “ He’s as big as a bus”

“ She’s like the wind”

“ He’s as big as a bus”

Metaphor Definition A metaphor is defined as a figure of speech, or something that we use to replace "normal" words in order to help others understand or enjoy our message.

A metaphor is defined as a figure of speech, or something that we use to replace "normal" words in order to help others understand or enjoy our message.

Metaphors “It’s raining cats and dogs” “His hair was bone white”

“It’s raining cats and dogs”

“His hair was bone white”

Extended Metaphor Definition An extended metaphor is one where there is a single main subject to which additional subjects and metaphors are applied.The extended metaphor may act as a central theme, for example where it is used as the primary vehicle of a poem and is used repeatedly and in different forms.

An extended metaphor is one where there is a single main subject to which additional subjects and metaphors are applied.The extended metaphor may act as a central theme, for example where it is used as the primary vehicle of a poem and is used repeatedly and in different forms.

Extended Metaphors “ All the world's a stage and men and women merely players.”

“ All the world's a stage and men and women merely players.”

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