Compares two unlike things without using a comparative word. Instead one thing is substituted or identified with the thing it’s being compared to.
She’s a horse.
She has a whip smart mind.
He screeched and screamed his way through the aria.
The car pounced across the road.
Metaphor Forms Flour (implied) Snow (implied) “ It sifts from leaden sieves” Form D Wool (named) Snow (implied) “ It fills with Alabaster Wool.” Form C Snake (implied) Leaves (named) “ leaves got up in a coil and hissed.” Form B Hound (named) Life (named) “ life the hound” Form A Figurative Term Literal Term Line