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metaphor - definitions and examples - figures of speech
A metaphor expresses the unfamiliar (the tenor) in terms of the familiar (the vehicle). When Neil Young sings, "Love is a rose," "rose" is the vehicle for "love," the ...
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What Is a Metaphor? - Grammar and Composition - About.com
Some people think of metaphors as nothing more than the sweet stuff of songs and poems--Love is a jewel, or a rose, or a butterfly. But in fact all of us speak and ...
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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Metaphor - Grammar and Composition
Metaphors aren't merely the candy sprinkles on the doughnut of language, not just embellishments to the music of poetry and prose. Metaphors (as discussed in  ...
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Metaphors and Similes - Instructional Resources
Songs With Metaphors Use songs with metaphors to help teach students about this figure of speech. Songs With Similes If you are teaching about similes, these  ...
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creative metaphor - definition and examples of creative metaphors
Contrast with conventional metaphor. American philosopher Richard Rorty characterized the creative metaphor as a challenge to established schemes and  ...
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Conventional Metaphors - Grammar and Composition - About.com
Comedian Steven Wright invites us to question the implications of the conventional metaphor used by Jaques in William Shakespeare's As You Like It ( Act Two, ...
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Definition and Examples of Mixed Metaphors
Although many style guides condemn the use of mixed metaphors, in practice most of the objectionable combinations (as in the examples below) are actually ...
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Conceptual Metaphor - Definition and Examples
A metaphor (or figurative comparison) in which one idea (or conceptual domain) is understood in terms of another. In cognitive linguistics, the conceptual ...
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Figurative Language Exercise: Metaphors and Similes
The eight passages in this exercise, all taken from our sizable collection of Classic British and American Essays, are richly developed with metaphors and ...
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Definition and Examples of Extended Metaphor
"Allegory is often described as extended metaphor, but the description is only acceptable if 'extended' refers to the linguistic expression while 'metaphor' refers  ...
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