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Posted by on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:07pm.

Metaphor or Simile?

To laughter and contempt; that she may feel
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
To have a thankless child! Away, away!

  • Lit. - , Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:15pm

    It's a metaphor.

    http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/figures-simile.htm

  • Lit. - , Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:20pm

    Okay i understand how it would not be a simile but how would it be a metaphor??

  • Lit. - , Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:23pm

    What two things are being compared?

  • Lit. - , Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:25pm

    serpents tooth and thankless child?

  • Lit. - , Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:30pm

    Right. And without the use of "like" or "as," it's considered a metaphor.

  • Lit. - , Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:32pm

    Gracias

  • Lit. - , Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 11:32pm

    De nada!

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