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What is the difference between a metaphor and a simile?

A simile is a figure of speech that refers to comparable phrases that are alike in some way (e.g. 'as black as coal'). Contrastingly, a metaphor is a figure of speech that is applied without being the literal truth (e.g. 'he had a heart of gold').  

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