The Open Window

What metaphors are used in The Open Window by Saki?

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The title of the story (“The Open Window”) is itself a metaphor for the power of storytelling as a means of entertaining through humor and trickery. The window becomes a symbol for a theatre of sorts.

"It is quite warm for the time of the year," said Framton; "but has that window got anything to do with the tragedy?"