Welcome to the My Word Wizard "Metaphor Poems Kids" page. According to the Poetry Foundation, a metaphor is a comparison that is made directly, such as, 'Her brain is a computer'. Now, we all know that someone's brain is not really a computer, but we are comparing it to a computer in this case because the girl is very smart.
A metaphor may also be less direct, such as, 'Peter is fishing for more'. Peter is not really fishing in this case, but he is trying to get more information, so we compare his behavior to a fisherman trying to catch fish.
Unlike a simile, a metaphor makes comparisons without utilizing words such as “than,” “like,” or “as.” A simile actually compares two different things, while a metaphor states that one thing is actually something else (computer), or behaving like something else (fishing).
Here are some examples
that will make things a little more clear.
Metaphor – Peter was the shining star of the class.
Simile – Peter was as bright as a star.