What are some examples of metaphors in Stephen Crane's "A Mystery of Heroism"?

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In the first sentence, Crane employs a metaphor to describe the fighting between the two armies; he calls it "incessant wrestling." The armies, of course, are not actually wrestling, but this particular metaphor makes the fighting seem much more individual and personal. It sounds not like two big groups fighting each other over some cause but rather like one individual fighting another hand-to-hand and up close. Likewise, he describes "a battery . . . arguing in tremendous roars with some other guns." Again, this metaphor, describing gunfire as an argument, takes something happening on a large scale and reduces it to something small and personal. Later, the speaker describes a "curtain of green woods" behind a barn in the distance....

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