Kipling has some terrific metaphors. I think Orwell would like this one in particular:
"Now a break in a railway system produces much the same effect as a break in a word or a lizard. The two sundered sections grow exceedingly lively."
"She immediately stepped into the wardrobe and got in among the coats and rubbed her face against them, leaving the door open, of course, because she knew that it is very foolish to shut oneself into any wardrobe."