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What are examples of metaphors for rain?

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Examples of rain metaphors include "pouring rain," "rain washed light," "rain dancing across the meadow" and "rain soaked skin." A metaphor is a figure of speech using words in ways that are not literal. For example, rain doesn't literally pour from the sky, wash light, dance or soak through skin.

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What are examples of metaphors for rain?
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Rain is also used in similes such as "the rain is hitting the ground like thousands of horse hooves." The difference between a metaphor and a simile is that similes use "like" or "as" when creating their comparisons.

Rain is also used in idioms such as "it is raining cats and dogs."

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