How Is a Metaphor Different from a Simile?

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The main difference that exists between a simile and a metaphor is that, the former is a figure of speech that uses certain unique characteristics of some object to describe another object; hence, it compares the two in the process, where as the latter is a figure of speech, which contrast two objects with an aim of creating a new meaning. Generally, although the two may seem to be similar, a metaphor is broader than a simile.
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A metaphor is different from a simile in that a simile is where two things are directly compared because they share a common feature and uses the words 'as' or 'like'. A metaphor on the other hand compares two things, but it does so more directly without using 'as' or 'like'.
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