Questions tagged [metaphor]

This tag should be used for questions about the usage of metaphors, a type of figure of speech that refers to one thing by mentioning another thing to for example show similarities between the two things and thereby helps the reader understand the idea that the author wants to express.

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How can we distinguish good metaphors from bad ones?

How can we distinguish good metaphors from bad ones? I feel like a lot of figurative languages can border nonsense, but how much nonsense is too much nonsense? Are there rules or standards that ...