Metaphor Trees

Recently, I discovered metaphor trees. I explained them as such: When you are constructing a novel, you should keep all your metaphors connected within the same field.

So for example, space is related to rocks and astronauts, but its different from birds, flowers, and air.

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Or as one Twitter user described to me:

It’s when you start with a big solid metaphor for a trunk…and then you follow a branch down a twig to the delicious apple at the end but discover skin and flesh and deep inside, the hidden seeds of a whole new tree?

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