A METAPHOR IS A COMPARISON THAT DOES NOT USE THE WORD “LIKE” OR “AS.”

Choose Your Side

MY BROTHER

My brother is a nightmare.

MY BROTHER

My brother is a superhero.

IDEA

That idea is food for thought.

IDEA

That idea is trash.

METAPHORS ARE VERY SIMILAR TO SIMILES BUT THEY CREATE STRONGER IMAGES AND ARE USUALLY MORE POETIC. INSTEAD OF SAYING THAT THE OBJECT IS LIKE SOMETHING ELSE, YOU ARE SAYING THAT IT IS SOMETHING ELSE.