If you are lucky you might have a teacher to answer your questions. If not, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about metaphors.
For more metaphor examples and an infographic comparing metaphors and similes, check out the article "Metaphor Examples" on YourDictionary.
A simile is a type of metaphor that compares two unlike things like "that man eats like horse."
For more simile examples, check out the article "Examples of Similes" on YourDictionary.
For more metaphor examples check out the article "Metaphor Examples" on Your Dictionary.
An analogy is a perceived likeness between two things such as the structure used in Greek and Shakespearean tragedies.
For more analogy examples check out the article "Analogy Examples" on YourDictionary.
Tip: One way to think of the difference is that the "analogy" is what is expressed and the "metaphor" is how it is expressed.
For example, the phrase she had "a heart as big as New York" is a metaphor and is figurative language.
One person who was famous for his mixed metaphors was baseball great Yogi Berra.
Some of his more repeated mixed metaphors include:
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