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Metaphor or Simile

Metaphor
 
  17462 votes, 74.0%

Simile
 
  6123 votes, 26.0%


Poll added by: Michael



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message 1: by rivka (new)

rivka Context! :P


message 2: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy None :D


message 3: by rivka (new)

rivka Without context the question is meaningless.


message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy And yet 800 people have voted!


message 5: by Casey (new)

Casey Stark People are voting to reflect the percentage of metaphors that are similes?


message 6: by rivka (new)

rivka MICHAEL wrote: "And yet 800 people have voted!"

Sheep. ;)


message 7: by Bert (new)

Bert Edens I should vote for Simile because it makes me Smile :)


message 8: by Sandra (new)

Sandra LOL. I assumed I was missing something.


message 9: by Randy (new)

Randy Without meaning to the question is in jeopardy!


message 10: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy Looks like similes are in jeopardy, only 25%!


message 11: by rivka (new)

rivka As if. Like, totally no way.


message 12: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy :D


message 13: by Bert (new)

Bert Edens rivka wrote: "As if. Like, totally no way."

LOL :)


message 14: by Nate D (new)

Nate D This is like having to pick between Fruit or Oranges.


message 15: by Sally (new)

Sally Pearce What are you asking? Should there be a quote?


message 16: by Zee (new)

Zee I think they mean which do you prefer in a novel... the power of the metaphor, or the simile. I've always thought metaphors are better. I mean, why go halfway?


message 17: by Angelika (new)

Angelika I thought it was for a poll on something related to one or the other. Silly me.


message 18: by Maiya (new)

Maiya Oh, I did the same thing. Oops!


message 19: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Our 12th grade English mnemonic: S(i)mile, I LIKE your AS.


message 20: by C. Cengiz (new)

C. Cengiz Cevik metaphor is the art of that leads one to unexpected door by walking expected carpet. if you want to recognize it, firstly recognize qualified words. if i had known my vote to be seen by all, i'd not voted.


message 21: by C. Cengiz (new)

C. Cengiz Cevik simile follows smile.


message 22: by Con (new)

Con It's rubbish but fuck it I'll vote anyway; metaphor


message 23: by Ms. Nikki (new)

Ms. Nikki I figured I was to vote on what I liked best. To keep things simple I voted Simile. LOL


message 24: by Alex (new)

Alex Dupuy I vote for none of the above, but rather for Analogies:
http://xkcd.com/762/


message 25: by [deleted user] (new)

how does this even make sense??????????????????????


message 26: by Eileen (new)

Eileen Why does no one realize that a simile is a type of metaphor?


message 27: by Adam (new)

Adam "like a sawed-off simile."
"like a..."


John Barth
Sabbatical


message 28: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Cogill i just like nice book to read lol


message 29: by Alvaro (new)

Alvaro Metaphors are the best! They are like the warm summer breez....wait a minute! Simile! Get the F#@$ out of my description of metaphors!!!


message 30: by S (new)

S You guys don't get it, it doesn't need a context - it's basically saying 'which do you prefer? Metaphors, or Simalies?" :)


message 31: by Nazanin (new)

Nazanin parden me?!!!!!!!!


message 32: by Spencer (new)

Spencer A simile is like a metaphor.


message 33: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia Marquez baaaah


message 34: by Pam (new)

Pam Sometimes my elevator gets trapped at ground level so similes are easier for me. It all depends on my level of caffiene intake.


message 35: by Duke (new)

Duke This is the worst poll.


message 36: by Paul (new)

Paul McCann Everything is a metaphor.


message 37: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Metaphor! You can really make it live and breathe, and sometimes they lead to something even bigger.


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Metaphors are good, but I read a book recently with so many metaphors that I honestly couldn't tell what was real at one point.


message 39: by Julia (new)

Julia Bert wrote: "I should vote for Simile because it makes me Smile :)"

Simile looks like Smiley! :) :) :)


message 40: by Ren (new)

Ren I vote for personification.


message 41: by Deborah (new)

Deborah Edwards I voted metaphor and then thought of John Prine's song "It's Big Old Goofy World" written all in similes. How can I live with myself now for voting metaphor? :)


message 42: by Aaron (last edited Sep 29, 2010 05:02AM) (new)

Aaron Clarke Simile is easy to spot in language because it is linked with 'like' or 'as if'; whereas metaphors attributes one thing for another and is often more complex than a simile.


message 43: by Jerri (new)

Jerri It is just a pretty word!


message 44: by Hanna (new)

Hanna i vote for imagery


message 45: by Lee (new)

Lee Eileen wrote: "Why does no one realize that a simile is a type of metaphor?"

No one realizes it because it isn't so.


message 46: by Hanna (new)

Hanna they're similar but a simile compares two things using like or as and a metaphor compares them by stating that it is something


message 47: by Lee (new)

Lee One makes a tentative link (simile): You eat like a pig! The other creates a more forceful link (metaphor): You pig!


message 48: by Hanna (new)

Hanna i feel like i'm in class again


message 49: by Lee (new)

Lee Stop talking in class!


message 50: by Hanna (new)

Hanna Yes teacher.


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