Metaphor examples

Metaphor examples: A good and important list of metaphors

metaphor examples
Metaphor definition (metaphor meaning)/ What is a metaphor?
In the English language, a metaphor is a figure of speech that states that one thing is something else. Unlike a simile, a metaphor is a comparison, but it does not use ‘as’ or ‘like’.
“Everyday metaphors are invisible because we understand them immediately, and therefore have no need to pay attention to their metaphorical character.” (William Grey)

Good metaphor examples

Here is a list of some common metaphors and metaphor sentences that you may hear in everyday conversation. Some of the following metaphor sentences can be found in the literature. Poets and writers use figurative language like metaphors and similes to express their ideas in an interesting way.

  • He was a lion in the fight.
  • The Internet connection was slower than a tortoise.
  • She has a heart of stone.
  • Time is money.
  • Laughter is the best medicine.
  • Age is a state of mind.
  • Time flies.
  • You are my sunshine.
  • There is a garden in her face.
  • Our teacher is a walking encyclopedia.
  • I slept the sleep of the dead last night.
  • She is a snake in the grass.

Metaphor examples for kids

  • She is a peacock.
  • She is a chicken.
  • The thunder was a mighty lion.
  • The moon is a white balloon.
  • The sun is a golden ball.
  • He is a night owl.
Metaphor examples in poetry