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A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two different things without using the words “like” or “as”. It is used to make a description or an explanation more interesting and vivid. For example, a famous metaphor is “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” This metaphor is used to explain that life is like a play, with each person playing a role. Metaphors can also be used to compare two things that are not usually related. For example, “He was a giant in his field” is a metaphor used to describe someone who is a recognized expert in their profession. Fun Fact: The longest metaphor ever recorded is from the Bible. It is found in the book of Isaiah, Chapter 5, and is composed of over 1,500 words.