Metaphor signals

Metaphor use can be signaled by metaphor markers such as like, as, as if, so-called etc.

More general signals of indirectness such as sort of or kind of  were not included.


For many years Thompson lived in New York in his apartment at the Chelsea Hotel. From there, like a buzzard in its eyrie, he would make forays round the US and abroad (A1H-fragment05)*

Poplar leaves have an elegant outline resembling that of an arab minaret. (AMM-fragment01)


* fragment specification from the BNC Baby