ex) My writing is like a river filled with sharks.
ex) Her pregnant belly was as a big as a beach ball.
The key to analogy is comparison. Metaphor, on the other hand, foregoes comparison and ups the ante. In a metaphor a thing is called something else entirely and the desired effect is to create vivid imagery and give the reader greater insight into the scene, character, or theme.
ex) My brain is a broken computer.
ex) The dog was the master of the house, lording over his human subjects.
Amanda LaFantasie (Skoora) © 2012