So a simile is when you compare two things using the words like or as. For instance, Melody here is going fast as a cheetah. Oh, wait! Melody! Hi!
Hi Lea and Jenna! What are you doing?
I was just explaining to Jenna what a simile is.
What's a metaphor?
What about metaphors? I love those!
It is! A metaphor simply doesn't use the words like or as like a simile does!
I think it is pretty similar to a simile....
There are a lot of different types of metaphors, such as a Conceptual Metaphor, an Absolute Metaphor, and an Extended Metaphor.
Why would we use metaphors in our writing?
Both similes and metaphors create a comparison between two similar objects. Metaphors should be used to show how one particular event is almost exactly the same as another one. Similies develop a looser comparison. As well as to compare, both similes and metaphors attract the reader and it is easy to come up with new similes and metaphors.