Another construct in the English language is the metaphor, which is very much like the simile. But unlike a simile, it does not use connecting words to draw a comparison. Instead, it makes a statement, and it is up to you to infer the meaning. Instead of saying "He is as strong as a bull," a metaphor would be "He is a bull." It is up to you to infer that the speaker or writer is comparing the qualities of a bull with the actual person they're referring to.
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