In addition to the solid metaphors provided by the previous answer, a good example of a metaphor can be found in chapter 13. Chapter 13 is one of the chapters that is narrated by John, and it is the chapter in which he and Lorraine have a party at Mr. Pignati's house. Before the party takes a turn for the worse, John and Lorraine are having a great time. The house is the complete opposite of their own broken and depressing homes. John sums up his feelings about Mr. Pignati's place with a great metaphor:
I mean, this was turning out to be the party of the year. The house was a great pleasure palace, it really was.
Obviously Mr. Pignati's house is not really a pleasure palace. It is a normal, run-of-the-mill...
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