In The Postman (Il Postino), Mario learns from Neruda the importance of poetry in everyday life and goes on to win the love of Beatriz through his mastery of metaphors. Not only in the movie, but also in real life, metaphors are crucial for expressing everyday problems and joys.
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Neruda looked at his watch and sighed.
"Well, when you say the sky is weeping, what do you mean?"
"That's easy---that it's raining."
"So, you see, that's a metaphor."
(---Mario and Pablo Neruda, in the book The Postman by Antonio Skármeta)
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