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Greg Turiya Liotta

This might help your confusion and inability to relate to the yurt/Kilimanjaro.

A metaphor is a figure of speech that refers to something as being the same as another thing for rhetorical effect.[1] It may provide clarity or identify hidden similarities between two ideas. Where a simile compares two items, a metaphor directly equates them, and does not use “like” or “as” as does a simile.

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