Types and Examples of Metaphors in Literature
“Oh God! He was so mad at me!” – This is an example of a simple metaphor in our colloquial language. Here mad means anger. This has one link joining the metaphorical sense (mad) to the subject (anger). This figure of speech is classified as common and uncommon types. The common types include extended and mixed metaphors whereas uncommon types comprise absolute, active, complex and compound metaphors. One must have a strong understanding of rules of English grammar and grammar and composition to understand metaphor examples in literature.