Metaphor – comparison of two things not using “like” or “as”
A metaphor is a comparison in which one thing is said to be another.
A metaphor is not a simile.
To remember this:
Have you met her four (metaphor) sisters? They each have a tattoo but the tattoos are NOT similar (not similes).
Metaphors compare two things but they don’t use “as” or “like” in the sentence like a simile would.
You are a rock.
Helen had the heart of a lion.
My fingers are icicles.
Life is a roller coaster.