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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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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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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Metaphor - Grammar and Composition
All of us, every day, speak, write, and think in metaphors. And there are countless ways of looking at them, thinking about them, using them. Here are 13 types of ...
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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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Visual Metaphor - Definition and Examples
Modern advertising relies heavily on visual metaphors. For example, in a magazine ad for the banking firm Morgan Stanley, a man is pictured bungee jumping ...
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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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absolute metaphor - definition and examples of absolute metaphors
A metaphor (or figurative comparison) in which one of the terms (the tenor) can't be readily distinguished from the other (the vehicle). Also called an ...
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Figurative Language Exercise: Metaphors and Similes
The eight passages in this exercise are richly developed with metaphors and similes. Your job is to identify these figures of speech and explain their ...
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Conventional Metaphors - Grammar and Composition - About.com
A familiar comparison that does not call attention to itself as a figure of speech. Contrast with creative metaphor. George Lakoff points out that many of "the ...
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