n. implied comparison; one thing conceived as representing another; symbol
While maybe the metaphor is a little stretched, Sharon's comparison is mostly brilliant.
Sentence in Classic:
If he might use the metaphor, he said, he was their spiritual accountant; and he wished each and every one of his hearers to open his books, the books of his spiritual life, and see if they tallied accurately with conscience.
He smiled at the whirl of metaphor with which he was trying to build up a defence against the influences of the last hour.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Metaphor is an enigma, wherein the thief who is plotting a stroke, the prisoner who is arranging an escape, take refuge.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Our friends were not poetical, and the sight suggested to them no metaphors of human destiny; they thought only of the wonderful efficiency of it all.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair Context
Enough love might have been wrung out of me, metaphorically speaking, to drown anybody in; and yet there would have remained enough within me, and all over me, to pervade my entire existence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The maneuver did not succeed as well as she expected, however, for though just in the act of setting fire to a funeral pyre, the Professor dropped his torch, metaphorically speaking, and made a dive after the little blue ball.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context