But the greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. It is the one thing that cannot be learnt from others; and it is also a sign of genius, since a good metaphor implies an intuitive perception of the similarity in dissimilars.
Aristotle on the Art of Poetry (The Poetics)
Oh Aristotle if only you knew how much I want to master the literary device but it is tricky. I do not understand how, I seem to use it at ease but when someone says, use a metaphor in so and so, I have to dig wells to thine kingdom come, to find some. Have this ever happen to you? Let me know about it down below, how did you overcome the metaphor anxiety?