what is metaphor ?

the poem from which i hav asked the above ques. is very controversial. every book says something different about it. where shud i confirm it from?

describing one with other...

eg....he is lion in fight

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Metaphors are comparisons that compare two dissimilar things. The use of a metaphors is a way to describe something. Authors use them to make their writing more interesting or entertaining, sometimes easier to understand.

Similes are a specific type of metaphor that use the words "as" or "like" to make a comparison; a simple metaphor states that something is something else.

For example,
"Bob ran like the wind" This is a simile.

Because the sentence compares Bob's running ability to the wind it is a metaphor. Because it makes the comparison using the word "like," it is a simile.

"Bob is a purebred racehorse."
"Life is a journey."
"Time is a thief."

These are all metaphors (but not similes), as they say that each thing is something that, quite obviously, it is not (and does not make the comparison using the words "like" or "as")

hope this helps.. :)


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The comparision between two words is known as metaphor..

e.g Life is dream. here comparision between life and dream.

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metaphor is a figure of speech used in poems to add beauty to the lines

it is a kind of comparison done between two things but without the use of words ................LIKE or AS

for eg: he fought the war LIKE a lion...............(this is a simili)

  he was the lion in the war..................(this is a metaphor)

if u r satisfied.........thumbs up plzzzzz

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