Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Verizon Commercial: Little black girl doesn't know the difference between a simile and metaphor


Commercials are very PC if you look very closely. 
In this Verizon commercial a little black girl is correcting a White Verizon spokesman as to what a simile is. Apparently the writers, the director of the commercial, and Verizon all don't know a simile is either.  A simile is a figure of speech that compares two things using the words "like" or "as".  For example, hungry as an Ox, or gone like the flash.  A metaphor is a figure of speech that ascribes a comparison that does not use "like or "as".  For example, He stabbed him with the force of a freight train.  Where is the simile in this commercial?