A figure of message by which a word or expression that ordinarily designates a very important factor is used to designate another, thus making an implicit contrast, as in "a sea of difficulties” or "All the world's a stage” ( Shakespeare).
A Very Important Factor conceived as representing another; emblematic: "Hollywood is without question an irresistible, prefabricated metaphor the crass, the materialistic, the shallow, while the craven” ( Neal Gabler).
employing a word or expression to refer to something which it'sn’t, invoking a direct similarity involving the term or term used plus the thing described, however in the scenario of English without having the words like or because, which would imply a simile.
your message or phrase used in this way. An implied comparison.
The transference regarding the relation between one collection of objects to some other set for the true purpose of brief description; a compressed simile; e. g., the ship plows the ocean.
A figure of address by which, from some expected similarity or example, a name, an attribute, or an action owned by or feature of just one item is assigned to another that it's not virtually appropriate; the figurative transfer of a descriptive or affirmative word or expression from 1 thing to some other; implied contrast by transference of terms: as, the ship distribute its wings into piece of cake; “Judah is a lion's whelp,” Gen. xlix. 9.
Synonyms Comparison, Allegory.etc. See simile.
a figure of address in which an expression can be used to mention to a thing that it does not actually denote to be able to suggest a similarity