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Old 06-20-2012, 04:29 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by spad View Post
Apparently, reading is a skill. Nowhere did I say I had the experience: it is, after all, a metaphor. Q.V. "figure of speech." http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphor The word "like" customarily introduces the metaphor, not the woman.
Wouldn't that be a simile? http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simile

Definition of SIMILE
1: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as (as in cheeks like roses)

"Hobbyking beat me in a dark alley and left me quite embarrassed."

Would be an example of a metaphor. From the same source:

Definition of METAPHOR

1: a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them (as in drowning in money)

Hobbyking in this case, being used in place of the "ugly woman".

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