Read the sentence. The surface of the pond was a mirror reflecting the summer clouds. Which type of figurative language is used in this sentence? simile metaphor personification hyperbole
It is a metaphor because the sentence is comparing two different things without using the word "as" or "like".
The type of figurative language used in this sentence is metaphor, because metaphor uses was to compare two different things, and simile uses as or like to compare two different things.