A Metaphors is a word or phrase that is used to make a comparison between two people, things, animals, or places. They can be very helpful for kids who are learning the meaning of specific words because they provide a more visual description of the word or thought.
Like similes, metaphors are words used to compare other words. The difference between the two is that in metaphors, a thing is equated with what it is compared to.
Metaphors add some spicy ingredients to your composition.
Notice that while in a simile one person or thing is likened to another, in a metaphor one person or thing is equated with the other.
Some Examples are:
Look at this conversation here
Try to identify all the metaphors in this "Peanuts" cartoon strip: