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

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Hello Anon

"You look like a hippy" would be a simile, unfortunately.

MrP
Acutally i am taking a 251 at UOP... LOL!! very funny
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  1. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison, as in “a sea of troubles” or “All the world's a stage” (Shakespeare).
Could we say that the sentence: "my eyes were raining sorrows" is a metaphor? I think so.

Thanks.

Laura
thank you for the information hitchhiker!! im working on a project now!
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What light through yonder window breaks? It is the East, and Juliet is the sun!

metaphor? semile?
I have an example of metaphor from the East about the purity. In the West,diamant is the symbol of purity but in Orient, it's the lotus.But I'm not sure.could you tell me it's really a metsphor this kind of folksong:

Nothing is more besutiful thsn the lotus in t he pond

Green leaves, white flowers snd an added yellow pollen

Yellow pollen,white flowers, green leaves

Is next to the mud but doesn't smell this odour.
Wow, it sounds like you and I are in the same class. I also have to write 5 metaphors using examples from my life. I don't know where to start.
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A metaphor is "a figure of speech in which a word or phrase literally denoting one kind of object or idea is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them" (Websters)

if you read the whole thread, you will find definitions and metaphors.
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