Metaphor in a Sentence 

Definition of Metaphor  

a word or phrase used to describe an object or action in a way that is not literally true

Examples of Metaphor in a sentence

The walking dictionary is a fitting metaphor used to describe the spelling bee champion.  
Slipping on black ice is a metaphor for all the ways that life can and will surprise you.  
The perfect metaphor for my life would be trying to stand up in a hammock.  
Boxing is a metaphor for life: when you get knocked down, you get back up again and knock your opponent out.  
A stick to his own piñata, the homeless drug addict continues to be a living metaphor who ruins his own happiness through self destructive behaviors.  
The treadmill is the perfect metaphor for my life, because no matter how much I run I go nowhere.  
Private education is commonly seen as a metaphor for class privilege.  
A cocoon is a good metaphor for growing up, because in childhood you are restricted, and in adulthood you break out of the cocoon and are in control.  
Out of the Ballpark is a metaphor derived from baseball where the ball is batted out of the park.  
The moon could be a metaphor for depression, as the surface is bright and beautiful but hidden from our view is its dark side, its shadow.  

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