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What are metaphors? - Can you give me some examples?

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I think a bunch of us are taking PHL251 @ UOP. I am looking for the same answers and my paper is due tomorrow! Here are my questions...

a. What role does language and language diversity play in the critical thinking process?

b. How does language empower or limit the expression of our thoughts?

Did anyone get any answers/guidance/insight here? I am kinda lost myself...

Thanks
Hello Dickster and all you students taking PHL251 @ UOP.

The purpose of your assignment is to get you practicing thinking and writing. Try to create some metaphors yourselves and answer the language questions yourselves. Lord knows there are already more than enough examples and suggestions in this thread already, if you will read through it with attention.
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"I myself will hunt this wolf to death" (Shakespear)

It's a metaphor, because the speaker calls a man a wolf.

"The shadow of a smile"

There are also so-called "dead" metaphors, they denote mostly things, like "a leg of a chair". Such phrases are sometimes taken for metonymies (a figure of speech consisting of the use of the name of one thing for that of another of which it is an attribute or with which it is associated), like: "one more cup, please" (the speaker wants a cup of tea or coffee, the contents, not the form). There are many types of metonymies, another one is where the name of work of art is replaced by the name of the author: "I've bought two Rembrandts" (meaning two pictures).
I'm in the same class, and also seem to be having the same problem. Good luck!
Need help with thinking up a metaphore for green grass, a big old tree, a tree lined driveway, and a remodeled house. I'm writing a story and need to get rid of these flat words. Many thanks!
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Hello - did you ever get any answers to this? I am doing the same paper at U of P and could use some help . .
Methaphors are not similes, they are figurative words.
Road Hog:

Road hog = territorially aggressive driver. The territorially aggressive driver takes up far more space than they need. They tend to push aside other drivers in their efforts for territory and destination, and in doing so, are impolite - even outright greedy, and are deemed unintelligent. This matches our concept of the hog, with our many phrases like "greedy as a pig", "you're making a pig of yourself" or "corporate pigs". One can visualize the pig at the feeding trough with other pigs, grunting and shoving with their self-centred intentions.

Passive drivers fatten the road hog.
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u look like a hippi how is that for a metaphor buddy
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