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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