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Can you suggest some good metaphor sentences with reference to or relating to coronavirus??

A metaphor is a figure of speech that is used to make a comparison between two things that aren't alike but do have something in common. Unlike a simile, where two things are compared directly using like or as, a metaphor's comparison is more indirect, usually made by stating something is something else. A metaphor is very expressive; it is not meant to be taken literally. You may have to work a little to find the meaning in a metaphor.

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  • Are you talking about the virus itself (SARS-CoV-2) or the disease (Covid-19)? Nov 23, 2020 at 9:38
  • I am talking about covid-19
    – Ayush
    Nov 23, 2020 at 10:45
  • When you’re quoting words that are not your own, you need to attribute it. Please remove or add attribution for what you plagiarized in your question.
    – Laurel
    Nov 23, 2020 at 12:28
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    I usually say "I never metaphor I didn't like", but in the case of COVID I'll make an exception.
    – Hot Licks
    Nov 23, 2020 at 13:30
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    Note that in the treatment usually espoused on ELU, the definition stops at 'A metaphor is a figure of speech that is used to make a comparison between two things that aren't essentially alike but do have something in common.' Similes (as X as [a] Y; like a Y ...) thus form a subset. 'John is as bold as a lion' is a metaphor presented in the form of a simile. Nov 23, 2020 at 14:15

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Examples might be: COVID-19 is a shadow that puts out our lights; It is a hail of death; It is the Devil’s roulette ... and so on.

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