This from Aristotle’s POETICS, Chapter XXII:
‘But the greatest thing by far is to have a command of Metaphor. This alone cannot be imparted by another; it is the mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances.’
Look around and see if you can find a greater master of Metaphor than me. And then draw your own conclusion’s about Aristotle’s opinion of my genius.