A metaphor is a rhetorical device that something essentially is something else. A simile is a rhetorical device that says something is like something else.
Metaphor: A day without looking in the dictionary is a day wasted.
Simile: Politics is like a cesspool of greed and avarice.
Similes compare two things using "like" or a similar term.
Simile: Life is like a box of chocolates.
Metaphor: Life is a box of chocolates.
yes :) i did a whole assignment on similes and metaphors last year, but it's hard to explain. google it though, it will help.
In Simile's look for the words "like", and "as".
smile compares 2 things using like or as:)
Thx, I think I understand now :)