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Metaphor vs Simile: Can You Tell the Difference?

Metaphor vs. Simile

Similes and metaphors are both figures of speech that make a comparison between two different things. Similes use the words "like" or "as," while metaphors do not. Authors can use both literary devices to add flair to their writing, but can you tell one from the other in the following examples? Is each sentence a metaphor, simile, or neither? Life is like a box of chocolates--and so is this quiz--you never know what you're going to get. (That was a simile.)