a figure of speech in which a similarity between two things is highlighted by using a word to refer to something that it does not literally denote — as when Shakespeare wrote, "All the world's a stage."
When Shakespeare wrote, "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players." he was not saying the world is really a stage and all people are actors. But he was pointing to the similarities he wants us to recognize.
Or was it more metaphorical?
Chapter 20 (29% in)
He knew that these truths were all wrapped up a metaphorical mess that mind-prodders would call mad, but wouldn't they also call Satan mad?
Chapter 32 (28% in)
There are no more uses of "metaphor" in BoneMan's Daughters.