But Fountain goes further, extending the metaphor beyond the game itself, to the business of the NFL.
Refuge takes more than a village, and Helm is right to concentrate on his complex city as both fact and metaphor.
If you want to explore music as a metaphor for sociopolitical affairs, this novel is the place to start.
Kirkman does dip into metaphor here, as telephones are a symbol of our connection with one another.
The fall of the Berlin Wall was of course no accident, either as fact or metaphor.
St. Paul condensed the philosophy of Hebrew history into a metaphor.
To use a metaphor from music, her life is a piece marked "Da capo."
Under the metaphor of husbandmen, the prophet Amos describes those who are employed in the cultivation of souls.
The last expression, as Beatrice well knew, was an Oriental metaphor.
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.)