ok i will use capital letters next time if necessary and thanks for your commentpanjandrum said:Between walls sounds as if there are only two of them. Yesterday I was walking along a narrow path between sun-baked dry-stone walls (one wall on either side of the path).
Among walls sounds really strange?
Caged within has a rather literary feel to it - but that may be entirely appropriate Trapped inside is an alternative more prosaic version. I think you may have to say four walls - unless you can say something more about the walls, for example:
Caged within the walls of the prison ...
Just while on the subject of appropriate - please, Luctisonus, use capital letters in your posts where appropriate.
Metaphor must convey the idea that person is in a situation that he cannot go anywhere.maxiogee said:Does the metaphor require "walls"?
Trapped inside his blindness, or trapped by the small-town mentality and other constructions would be quite common.
"Trapped" implies that escape is possible, even if it might be very difficult. "Immured" would be permanent.