"The Listeners," by Walter De La Mare is remarkably lacking in its use of metaphor and simile. The poet describes almost everything in this poem with straightforward, literal description.
The door of the house is "moonlit"; the window-sill is "leaf-fringed"; there is a "dark stair" and an "empty hall"; when the horse walks away from the house, we merely hear "the sound of iron [horseshoes] on stone."
One of the only metaphors in the poem is near the end, where the poet describes how "the silence surged softly backward." Silence, of course, cannot surge; rather, the poet is comparing silence to an ocean wave that surges "softly backward" as it heads back out to sea after crashing on the beach.