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Difference between Metaphor and Simile

Metaphor and simile are comparisons that are quite different, but are commonly confused simply because they are so similar.

A metaphor is a definitive comparison that does not use the words like or as.

  • A wire is a road for electrons.

A simile is an approximation that uses the words like or as.

  • A good book is like a good meal.