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.