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What are metaphors? - Can you give me some examples?

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Couldn't you say that a simile is a form of metaphor?

"A simile, also called an open comparison, is a form of metaphor that compares two different things to create a new meaning. "

Wouldn't you be speaking metaphorically by using a simile?
Actually nicora, a simile is not a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech in which two unlike objects are implicitly compared without the use of "like" or "as."
A simile uses "like" or "as" in the description.

Quite frequently in our glorious language the term metaphor is used to include all figures of speech. Therefore, the expression, "metaphorically speaking" refers to speaking figuratively rather than literally. However, it isn't technically correct.
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So then it can't be a metaphor if it uses "like" or "as"?

That means, to me, that a simile actually IS a metaphor without the words "like" or "as".

"Your love is an ocean"

"Your love is like an ocean"

Both of those statements have the same meaning. Neither of those statements are litteral, so wouldn't they be metaphorical? The only difference is the word "like".

"However, it isn't technically correct. "

Are you sure about that? Maybe you could post a reference of how it is not technically correct.
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Hi,
I really like the metaphor

'The curtain of night fell'
Would you have examples of metaphors for home, house, plants, garden, human, landscape, building, work or dress??
can someone give me two metaphors about my name which is Amanda please? I really need help.
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I posted this on another thread also: there are a lot of metaphors listed here
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