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Old 06-20-2012, 04:36 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by pmullen503 View Post
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".
Whatever blows your skirt up!

(Metaphors compare "like" nouns or states of being, whereas similes compare unlike nouns or states of being. The original proposition is completely accurate.)
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