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Friday, November 2, 2012

The Difference Between Simile and Metaphor

"Similes make you think. Metaphors let you feel things."

That's one line from the short video, "The Art of the Metaphor" by Jane Hirshfield.

It's from TedEd, and I heard about it from Diane Lockward's montly newsletter, which I've touted many times in posts before. If you need to know how to sign up for it, put her name in my search bar, or leave a comment and I'll find the newsletter link for you.

Back to the video: it's is a wonderful teaching tool for the uninitiated, and a sweet reminder for the rest of us about the power of simile and metaphor.

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