A Metaphor is a comparison between two things.
A Metaphor is not a simile because it does not use "like" or "as".
Start with two things
2. a vacuum cleanerAt dinner time I am a vacuum cleaner. I eat all of my food really fast.
2. a bulldozerI am a bulldozer when I play football.
What two things are being compared here?
Have you seen his bedroom? He is a pig!
How about here?
That bright ol' orange in the sky lights up my day.
Try these (remember: do not use like or as):
- stinky feet
- grades on a math test
A silver-scaled dragon with jaws flaming red
Sits at my elbow and toasts my bread.
I hand him flat slices, and then, one by one,
He hands them back when he sees they are done.
by William Jay Smith
sitting up in the sky
little old lady
with a ball of fading light
and silvery needles
knitting the nightby Roger McGough
The sun is a glowing spider
that craws out
from under the earth
to make her way across the sky
warming and weaving
with her bright old fingers
of light.by Grace Nichols