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What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor ?

  Simile use the way of “as” and “like” about lexical description, for example: “Hera, whose arms are white as ivory” and “Achilles, fast in battle as a lion”. As for metaphor, it take suitable things to describe sentence in original meanings, such as: “Athens is the eye of Greece”. In the Troy War of Iliad, it also adopt this ways.



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  • 1 decade ago
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    Simili is a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as. For example," Hera, whose arms are white as ivory." and " Achilles, fast in battle as a lion." .As for metaphor, it is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them. For example, " Athens is the eye of Greece." metaphor is also used in the Troy War of Iliad.

    長長得句子希望沒讓你更困擾。 我是引用Webster英文字典對這兩字的標準定義。 如果以上英文句子是你寫的,我相信你的程度就可以看得懂Webster的標準解釋。

    2008-06-15 15:08:46 補充:

    對不起。沒看清你是在問你文法是否有誤,而不是要別人幫你改寫。那這樣好了:Simile is describing things using “as” and “like”. For example: “Hera...” and“Achilles...”.As for metaphor, it is describing things using terms that are very different from the original meanings, such as, “Athens..."Metaphor is also used in the Troy War of Iliad.

    Source(s): http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simile, 補充內容時奇摩嫌我字多只好把例句以點點點帶過
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