A metaphor states that one thing is something else. This description, however, is too simple for the way metaphors often work in poetry, literature and speeches. You will often find something being described, or written about, as if it is something else, without the writer ever saying 'x is y' (do you see the mathematical metaphor there?).
Some of the examples in this quiz are quite challenging to spot. Others are more obvious. Keep paying attention and you will soon see that metaphors are everywhere!
You've had your free 15 questions for today. Interested in playing more? You'll need to subscribe.
If you are a student, visit our Students page.
If you are a teacher, sign up for a free 30-day trial. (We will require your email address at the school for verification purposes.)