While listening to “Drowned” by Tim Minchin on my iPod this morning (music helps the work seem less tedious), I noticed that the lyrics include “like overuse of metaphor.”
If you haven’t heard the song? IT’S 90% SIMILE. He sticks “like overuse of metaphor” into a song which is almost entirely made of overly familiar similes (like fingernails on a chalkboard, like a road that leads to nowhere, etc.).
It gave me a little “O I SEE WHAT YOU DID THAR” moment.