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  • one year ago

Compare and contrast metaphors and similes and their purposes.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I'm not sure if this will help any but to me metaphors are used to make complex ideas or concepts easier to understand while similes compare two different ideas together

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    okay thx but you tried to help that's all that matters

  3. saucvi
    • one year ago
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    ^what Brina said. Also similes use 'like' or 'as'. Example of a simile: "My heart is like an open highway." Example of metaphor: "She is a walking dictionary."

  4. saucvi
    • one year ago
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    The purposes are to give maximum information with minimal words. The purpose of the simile is to give information about one object that is unknown by the reader by comparing it to something with which the reader is familiar.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    okay I understand now thx

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    saucvi I never really could describe similes well or even truly understood them until now so thank you

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no thank yall I got an 80 on my test.you guys are lifesavers.

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