Metaphor vs. Simile

Metaphor
Simile

A metaphor means that two things are the same in all ways. For example, He is a pig means that he is like a pig in many ways: size, appetite, manners, etc.

A simile, however, means that the two things are the same in 1 way. For example, He is fat like a pig or He is as fat as a pig means that he is very fat.

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Structure A is B A is like B OR A is as _____ as B
Similarity between 2 things All attributes 1 attribute

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