Metaphor

Antonyms of metaphor:
chronicle, fact, history, narrative, record.
Examples of usage:
  1. By the vulgar mistake of a metaphor for a real being, of a word for a thing, it became a man, endowed with human qualities and governing the universe as an earthly monarch governs his kingdom.
    "The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Volume III", Percy Bysshe Shelley Edited by Thomas Hutchinson, M. A..
  2. Your metaphor is an insult to natural instincts."
    "At the Mercy of Tiberius", August Evans Wilson.
  3. The greatest proof that Cromwell was really a statesman and not a mere political emergency man of unusual character and ability is that in his last years he was evidently seeing more and more plainly that the right metaphor for a statesman is taken from grafting and not from " root and branch" operations.
    "Milton", John Bailey.