Learner's definition of METAPHOR
a word or phrase for one thing that is used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar
see also mixed metaphor
an object, activity, or idea that is used as a symbol of something else
— often + for
a metaphorical description of children as plants growing in a garden
In this class, we'll be taking a metaphorical journey through Russian literature of the 19th century.