I feel like I might be over-using my metaphors, especialy since I often make them extended metaphors and refer back to the same image later in the paragraph/text. I think I'm running the risk of producing an ohwow-so-deep cringe-fest which is just boring to the reader if I overuse them. I gave it a google and I came across a lot of people saying that your plot in itself should be the main metaphor and that similes/metaphors should be kept to a minimum. but then again top writers such as L. P. Hartley basicly drench their writing in metaphor and simile. any advice on the subject would be much apreciated, thanks in advance.