Metaphor

A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes a subject by asserting that it is, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated object. It is a figure of speech comparing two unlike things without using either `like` or `as`. It is not to be mistaken with a simile which does use `like` or `as` in comparisons. Metaph...
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metaphor

an implied comparison of unlike objects or thoughts.
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Metaphor

where the writer writes about something as if it were really something else. Fowler describes it as an 'imaginative substitution'. For example: he is an ass; love's meteor. A poisoned apple passed along from generation to generation (McGough).
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Metaphor

• (n.) The transference of the relation between one set of objects to another set for the purpose of brief explanation; a compressed simile; e. g., the ship plows the sea.
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metaphor

noun a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
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metaphor

[Noun] A way of describing something as something else to suggest that it has the qualities of the other thing.
Example: The writer used the metaphor ‘a crust of bread’ when writing about how little he was paid each week.
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Metaphor

Met'a·phor (mĕt'ȧ*fẽr) noun [ French métaphore , Latin metaphora , from Greek metafora` , from metafe`rein to carry over, transfer; meta` beyond, over + fe`rein to bring, bear.] (Rhet.) The transference of the rel...
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Metaphor

a comparison but this time one thing becomes another in every sense, except the literal. There is no 'like' or 'as' acting as links. e.g. The man was a mountain. The wind was a knife, cutting through outer garments to attack the defenceless body.
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Metaphor

A comparison or analogy stated in such a way as to imply that one object is another one, figurativel
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metaphor

a comparison that is made literally, either by a verb (for example, John Keats' 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty' from his 'Ode on a Grecian Urn') or, less obviously, by a combination of adjective and noun, noun and verb, etc. (for example, Shakespeare's sonnet on the 'the marriage of true minds'), but in any case without pointing out a similarity by...
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Metaphor

A comparison that is made literally, either by a verb (for example, john keats' 'beauty is truth, tr
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Metaphor

a figure of speech in which one thing is described in terms of another
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Metaphor

A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, without using the word like or as. For example Life is a brief candle. (Macbeth)
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metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
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metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
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metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
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metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
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metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
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metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
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metaphor

a figure of speech that suggests a non-literal similarity
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Metaphor

A figure of speech where a word that normally applies to one thing is used to designate another for the sake of creating a mental picture
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Metaphor

A metaphor is a figure of speech in which instead of comparing (as in a simile) the qualities common to two objects, we bodily transfer the qualities of the one to the other, as in 'The man was a lion in the fight'.
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metaphor

a word or phrase that means one thing and is used for referring to another thing in order to emphasize their similar qualities
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Metaphor

a word which does not precisely or literally refer to the entity to which it is supposed to refer. Metaphors are sometimes thought to exist only in works of literature, but is actually prevalent in language in general. One engages in the metaphorical use of language, for instance, when one says that one is feeling 'down'.
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metaphor

An application of a word to another with which it is figuratively but not literally associated, e.g. food for thought. This process is very common in the use of language and may lead to changes in grammar as with the verb go in English where its spatial meaning has come to be used metaphorically for temporal contexts as in He's going to learn Russi...
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