Answered By: Robert Fitzpatrick
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2014     Views: 2

A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object. It is a figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using either "like" or "as". It is not to be mistaken with a simile which does use "like" or "as" in comparisons (Wikipedia)