We have all come across various names for words, sentences, phrases etc. Metaphor is one such name given to a figure of speech that describes the subject by asserting that it is on some part of comparison the same as another. Confusing? In simple and easy language it means 2 things are being compared without the use of words – ‘like’ or ‘as’. We have all come across the famous statement – all the world’s a stage. This is a metaphor that compares our life to a stage.