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Old 12-05-2017, 10:07 AM
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In the sentence, The smarmy guy was oiler than a soggy sack of fries, is "oilier than a soggy sack of fries" a simile or metaphor. I am truly blanking.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:19 AM
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It is a tricky one because it does not use “like” or “as” as similes do.

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Old 12-05-2017, 10:29 AM
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It is a simile. While most common, like and as aren’t the only comparison words used to make a simile. Than can be a connecting word as well.

http://www.differencebetween.info/di...e-and-metaphor
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:44 AM
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My gut said simile, but like you said no like or as! Thank you!!
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:49 PM
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I say it's a simile, too. The comparison is there in "than a". If it were a metaphor, it would read something like, "The smarmy guy is an oily sack of fries" or something like that.


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Old 12-05-2017, 05:55 PM
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You lost me at “smarmy”
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