Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Imagine a man who is noble and dignified. What might you compare him with? What about . . . a lion? There are two ways to express this comparison. How are these two sentences different? The first sentence compares the man to a lion clearly, by using the words "like" or "as." In contrast, when we say, “The man is a lion,” we actually are turning the man into a lion. The first sentence is a simile. In a simile , the reader mentally compares the two different things. The second sentence is a metaphor. In a metaphor, the reader feels the comparison between the two different things. What simile or metaphor could you make comparing these objects?