A metaphor is a type of figurative language that refers to one thing by comparing it to another thing. It is an umbrella term that contains specific types of metaphors and other types of comparison underneath it. Figurative language is often used to express ideas beneath the surface and can be found in poetry and song lyrics. This type of expression may help to show similarities between two seemingly opposite things. It is a type of analogy that tries to express a hidden meaning.
Novellas are fictional written texts in which the length is in between a short story and a novel. They typically consist between 17,000 and 40,000 words. As a result, they typically feature less conflicts than a novel but a few more than a short story. The word is derived from the Italian “novella”, which is their feminine conjugation of “new”.