A Metaphor is a figure of speech that uses one thing to mean another and makes a comparison between the two
A sentence with an example of a Metaphor is:
“The fierce wind bent the Tree to the earth as if it were made of licorice”
A Simile is a type of metaphor; a simile compares two different things in order to create a new meaning.
A sentence with an example of a Simile is:
“The Patriots were strong as a wall as they held the 20 yard line.” In this sentence “Strong, as a Wall” is the simile, meaning “Unmovable”
An Analogy shows how two different things are similar; an analogy is more like logical argument.
A sentence where an Analogy is used:
“A sunset is like a Puff of Smoke; it is here one minute and gone the next.”