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An example of a good simile for a child is “As cold as a dog’s nose,” and an example of a metaphor is “He was a lion in battle.” A simile is a comparison using “like” or “as,” while a metaphor compares two things without... More »

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Examples of metaphors include the concept of the “black sheep of the family” and the phrase “You are my sunshine.” A metaphor is a comparison between two things that share common characteristics. Metaphors differ from si... More »

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Similes make comparisons of two things using the words "like" or "as." For example, "The car was as red as an apple." Similes can also use the words "than" or "as if," such as in, "She was larger than life," and "He work... More »

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One example of a simile in William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" is in Act 1, scene 4, when Romeo says that love "pricks like thorn." Another occurs in Act 2, scene 2, when Romeo says that lover's tongues are "li... More »

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Some examples of love similes include: My love is like a burning flame Our love was as never-ending as the sky My love blossomed like a spring flower According to Princeton University, a simile is a comparison between tw... More »

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An example of a cubic function is y = x^3. Two more examples are y = - x^3 and y = x^3 + 3x^2 + 4x + 5. More »

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Some of the metaphors in Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech include "beacon light of hope," which uses light as a metaphor for hope, and "long night of captivity," which represents the years of enslavement Afri... More »

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