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Okay, well, if we need to find the simile and metaphor, then we should define the two terms and then explore that pesky third stanza. A simile is a comparison that uses the words "like" or "as," while a metaphor is a comparison that doesn't use those words. Now let's look at the entire third stanza of "Dover Beach":
The Sea of FaithWas once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shoreLay like the folds of a bright girdle furled.But now I only hearIts melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,Retreating, to the breathOf the night-wind, down the vast edges drearAnd naked shingles of the world.
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