Examples of metaphors from The Scarlet Letter...
She had wandered, without rule or guidance, in a moral wilderness; as vast, as intricate and shadowy, as the untamed forest.
Had a man seen old Roger Chillingworth, at that moment of his ectasy, he would have no need to ask how Satan comports himself when a precious human soul is lost to heaven.
"some black trouble of the soul"
The Scarlet Letter