HOW ARE THEY USED
THEY ARE NOT WHAT YOU THINK
They are more than a comparisons without using like or as. Metaphors are everywhere around you. They give an object a name that does not belong to it. Using a metaphor is like expressing one thing in the terms of another.
- Her eyes were fireflies.
- She cut him down with her words.
- The teacher planted the seeds of wisdom.
- Her hope is a fragile seed.
- The lake was a mirror.