What are some metaphors in The Secret Life of Bees?

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I am assuming you want to know about some of the metaphors used in The Secret Life of Bees. A metaphor is a way of explaining something in terms of something else, so if I say "Her smile was sunshine," my listener understands that someone's smile is not actual sunshine, but that it shared some attribute that sunshine has, for example, warmth.  The book is filled with many metaphors, so I am going to offer just a sampling of them. 

In Chapter One, we see Lily described metaphorically as she describes the relationship she has with Rosaleen. She says that Rosaleen has never...

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