• Similes/Metaphores are a contrast between two unlike things. In speech, a simile is something compared to another thing of a different kind using the word "like" or "as". A metaphore is also a figure of speech used to represent or stand for something else, but not utlizing the word "like" or "as".
  • Perhaps the best and most current visual simile of today is that of the computer "mouse". Although not necessarily the exact same size or precisely the same form in real life, it is so-named because of its "mouse-like" shape.
  • Common metaphores in today's language would be phrases such as "a heart of stone", "the apple of my eye", "jumping for joy", "rolling in dough", and "you are the light in my life".
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