A metaphor is a figure of speech that asserts that something is the same as a generally unrelated other thing. Some examples are:
A metaphor is a type of comparison where you apply a term to something it is not usually applied to. Here are some examples.
He is a lion on the Basketball court.
She fell through the trapdoor of depression.
There many example of metaphors for animals. Katie is a playful as a dolphin. My students are busy as beavers. The winner of the chess match was as cunning as a fox.
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I'm happy as a flea on a dog.
There are no true dying metaphors
Chasing Vermeer is a children's mystery story by Blue Balliet that is full of metaphors. The majority of the metaphors in this work are achieved through the use of homophones. Some examples include mourning/morning, sell/cell, peak/peek.
When the sky was a robins egg blue. Page 3
the wind was a torrent of darkness among the cloudy trees
the crazy old bush rat
the princess song
figures of speech or figurative imagery