Metaphor

from Education Genius (Ft. Poetry Genius Editors & Rap Genius Editors) – Glossary of Poetic and Literary Terms on Rap Genius

Meaning

A figure of speech in which one thing is said to be another thing in order to suggest a common quality between them: without using the comparative words ‘like’ or ‘as.’

Referring to a man as that pig, or saying he is a pig is metaphorical, whereas he is like a pig is a simile.

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