metaphor

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metaphor

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metaphors

  1. A metaphor is a poetic comparison between two things that are usually unlike each other. Metaphors are used in everyday speech and poetry to be descriptive and playful with language.
    Writing this example of a metaphor was a piece of cake. This means the writing was easy and enjoyable, like eating a piece of cake.