A simile is a phrase that describes something in comparison to the characteristics of something else, usually using the words like or as. A metaphor on the other hand
directly compares two things which may be quite different, because one
has a characteristic that is similar to the other. It usually uses
linking verbs such as is, are, was or were. An example of similes are : He is as sneaky as a weasel and Her teeth are like pearls. examples of metaphors include:his eyes were glowing coals.