Similes are a way of comparing one thing with another e.g. As blind as a bat. They will use the words ‘like’ or ‘as’ to compare.
He is as strong as an ox.
You are as cunning as a fox.
I slept like a log after working hard all day.
My little brother is as busy as a bee in school.
Metaphors are another way of comparing one thing with another. A metaphor says one thing is another thing e.g. You’re such an angel. They do not use the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.
He is a shining star in class.
The child is the apple of her eye.
Receiving that prize is the icing on the cake.
She is the black sheep of the family.