Similes vs. Metaphors
A simile is a phrase with “like” or “as” that uses a comparison to describe.
Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know which one you’re going to get.
A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true but helps explain an idea or make a comparison.
Metaphors do not use “like” or “as.”
Bob is a couch potato.