Metaphors can be very consistent in English. For example, the idea that anger is related to heat produces the following series of metaphors:
She blew her top. She's a hothead. He made my blood boil.
He got all steamed up. He exploded. He blew off steam.
Her temper flared up. Her eyes smouldered with rage.
He has a fiery temper.
It is also fun to realize that we are creating new metaphors and similes all the time. Here are a few new similes
that I have created for this exercise. See if you can match them. If you get a couple wrong, just change
Why don't you create your own metaphors and similes?