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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!

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    It's a metaphor.

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

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

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    What two things are being compared?

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    serpents tooth and thankless child?

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

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    Gracias

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    De nada!

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