There is no argument that metaphors and similes are major literary devices used to communicate desire and passion between the couple in the Song of Songs. Unfortunately, some of these literary devices do not transfer easily into the 21st century. For instance, “Your hair is like a flock of goats” (4:1, 6:5) does not have the same complimentary ring today as Solomon intended. But the Song does demonstrate that metaphors do communicate well in the area of sexual intimacy. I came across a CTi article yesterday where a creative wife uses a baseball metaphor to explain to her somewhat clueless (and selfish) husband that her passion was not being satisfied. I wonder if baseball was around in Solomon’s day, would he have used it as a metaphor in the Song? Probably not :).