Metaphor: “A figure of speech in which one thing is likened to another.” (Webster’s New World Dictionary of the English Language)
Example: The Tigers of Mizzou take on the Bears of Missouri State University.
You may well wonder what I’m suggesting. After all, Saturday’s football game has been called many things, but not a metaphor.
It has been called a homecoming, because Missouri State’s coaching staff is made up mainly of former Tiger players or coaches.
It has been called a sure win for the Tigers. Certainly, the Bears’ head coach seems to think so, as he expressed, in earthier terms, the hope that the home team doesn’t beat his boys too badly.
It has even been called a payday, because MU is paying MSU a tidy $400,000 to come take a licking.
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