A simile is a figure of speech in which two
unlike things are explicitly compared, as in "She is like a
A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a term
or phrase is applied to something to which it is not really applicable in
order to suggest a resemblance, as, "A mighty fortress is our
A hyperbole is an intentional exaggeration not
intended to be taken literally as in, "The soldiers jumped the castle
Indicate if the sentence is an example of a simile,
metaphor, or hyperbole.
The paper is as light as a feather.
The ocean was a raging bull.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
The streetlight was my security
A gentle summer wind feels like a
soft cotton sheet.
The ship plows the sea.
Her eyes shone like stars in the
All the world's a stage.
My little brother eats like a pig.
The tears flowed like a river.
Mr. Smith drank his tea in oceans.
Mom tore through my messy room
looking for it.
The mayor's voice was a strong
The horse moved with lightning speed.
Jim is as stubborn as a mule.
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