The house is going to become a metaphor for the rest of the year—can you grab any of your past again?
But now, the president seems stuck with Guantanamo as metaphor.
It was the only Perry moment anyone will remember, and a metaphor for his erratic campaign.
Refuge takes more than a village, and Helm is right to concentrate on his complex city as both fact and metaphor.
So broad is this metaphor that it risks denying the actual man—and his actual struggle—of all his specificity, all his complexity.
St. Paul condensed the philosophy of Hebrew history into a metaphor.
Now, it is this sense of the solidity of things that can only be uttered by the metaphor of eating.
Under the metaphor of husbandmen, the prophet Amos describes those who are employed in the cultivation of souls.
But the metaphor is more striking as phrase-making than as criticism.
However, on second thought, this metaphor is not happy description; old Etienne did not rule—he obeyed.
late 15c., from Middle French metaphore (Old French metafore, 13c.), and directly from Latin metaphora, from Greek metaphora "a transfer," especially of the sense of one word to a different word, literally "a carrying over," from metapherein "transfer, carry over; change, alter; to use a word in a strange sense," from meta- "over, across" (see meta-) + pherein "to carry, bear" (see infer).
The comparison of one thing to another without the use of like or as: “A man is but a weak reed”; “The road was a ribbon of moonlight.” Metaphors are common in literature and expansive speech. (Compare simile.)