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Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 09:36 AM

So, i've got my exam pre-release...and i need to find language techniques....and exams like tomorow...The following statement...is it a simile?


'the metal furniture were of bronze, handbeaten to the patina of pock-marked skin:'

coz it's saying the furniture had the texture of something different? Eurgh so muddled


   
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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 10:01 AM

No, that's a metaphor.
A simile is when you say "like" or "as"

busy as a bee *simile
busy like a bee *simile

you are a busy bee *metaphor
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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 10:40 AM

The pock marked skin is a metaphor. It is saying something is something else. How can you not know that?
   
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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 10:48 AM

Some people confuse the two, easily done.
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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 12:01 PM

its a metaphor
   
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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 12:18 PM

but a metaphor says something is something else....in this case it's describing the texture to be like pockmarked skin...so then it's like? i'm so confused


   
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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 12:22 PM

no its saying it "is"

not like.

I'd still go with metaphor.
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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 01:04 PM

SAYING THE SUN IS LIKE A ORANGE = SIMILE





THE SUN IS A ORANGE = METAPHOR

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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 01:08 PM

No need to be rude.

It's a simple mistake, since technically a simile is a type of metaphor, but I won't get into that.
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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 01:09 PM

Oh man, i know what you mean, luckily I've never had simile/metaphor etc trouble myself, but I know plenty of people that always mixed them up!!

A simile is generally when there is 'like' or 'as' in the same sentence.
e.g. 'As cold as snow'
'She was all curled up like a cat.'

A metaphor is when there's no comparing words in the sentence, it just says that something IS something else, make sense?
e.g... um, crap. Really hard to think of a metaphor on the spot. um... 'She lay on the soft rug that was the grass' (for want of soemthing less crap) or

yeah, I'll come back and edit when i can think of another metaphor...but does that make any sense to ya? I'm not sure I explained it very well...

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SAYING THE SUN IS LIKE A ORANGE = SIMILE





THE SUN IS A ORANGE = METAPHOR




Umm...I believe it's 'The sun is AN orange, not A orange.'

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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 02:44 PM

Well thanks to most of you that actually helped. I've labelled it down as a metaphor..so i'll remember in my exam.



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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 02:49 PM

No problem.

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Re: Is this a simile? URGENT - June 9th 2009, 03:41 PM

oh man jack, now i just look really mean
Anyway, good luck with the exam tomorrow Maia. I have a history and a french one, so I know the stress!! Best of luck. xxx
   
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