The Open Window

The Open Window Metaphors and Similes

"The Open Window" (Metaphor)

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. Reading the story is like looking out the window in Mrs. Sappleton’s parlor, the window that Vera controls (and Saki in creating her) and through which the storyteller and trickster devises her own creations.