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List of Metaphors

Finding a good metaphor list can be very useful for many projects whether it be in poetry, literature or even in speech. Why use metaphors? A metaphor can give life and a new perspective to a language that was once ordinary. With the use of creative metaphors, you motivate readers or listeners to think deeper and read more into a word or phrase. Here we have a great list of metaphors ranging from all different types. Included are the meanings, authors and references to help you get a better understanding of the examples we use.
I'm (or you're) an emotional wreck.
Meaning: Overly emotional, confused about ones emotions.
Feelings Emotions Common
The Church is the bride of Christ.
Meaning: Jesus Christ's commitment to the Church is as strong as the unity and devotion between a husband and wife.
Bible New Testament
Break the ice.
Meaning: To make an awkward situation more comfortable. Such as, meeting new people.
Short Common
No pain, no gain.
Meaning: In an effort to achieve a goal, pain or suffering is necessary.
Short Common
Surf the net.
Meaning: To browse the internet.
Short
Step on it.
Meaning: To move fast in a hurry or rush.
Short Common
Metaphor ExamplesGreat example of a visual metaphor for a bigger future.