A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two things. Often, it uses the words is, are or was. There are many metaphors in narratives or stories. Metaphors are one of the most common types of figurative language. They are often confused with similes. Metaphors compare by saying that something is something else. It is important to learn the meanings of metaphoric phrases so you may understand what you read, listen to and say in everyday life.
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