Writing to a Brief
simile is very similar to a metaphor.
a simile and a metaphor describe a subject as something
other than itself, but there is one major difference.
A metaphor directly states that the subject being
described is the same as something else.
Eg: She has a heart of gold.
A simile however states that the subject being
described is only similar to its descriptive attributes.
Eg: Her heart is like gold.
He is a wolf. (describing
a predatory male)
He is like a wolf.
His voice was full of thunder.
His voice sounded similar to thunder.