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Quite frankly, I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders

What does "lifted off of my shoulders" mean?

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My CelineQuite frankly, I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders

What does "lifted off of my shoulders" mean?

thank you

Hi MyCeline,

Just like you can figure out from the context, the author has been relieved from a burden he was carrying. When one has certain problems, it feels as if these problems are something heavy put on the shoulders to be carried around. So when the problems (or responsibiliets, anxieties) are taken away, one feels free. The author here exaggerates his problems by calling them 'the weight of the world". That is because they were too heavy and too big that it felt like he had 'the weight of the world' on his shoulders.

This is called figurative language.

I hope this helps.

Kat
Katarina
My CelineQuite frankly, I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders

What does "lifted off of my shoulders" mean?

thank you

Hi MyCeline,

Just like you can figure out from the context, the author has been relieved from a burden he was carrying. When one has certain problems, it feels as if these problems are something heavy put on the shoulders to be carried around. So when the problems (or responsibiliets, anxieties) are taken away, one feels free. The author here exaggerates his problems by calling them 'the weight of the world". That is because they were too heavy and too big that it felt like he had 'the weight of the world' on his shoulders.

This is called figurative language.

I hope this helps.

Kat
Can i say "lift off from my shoulders", instead of "lift off of my shoulders"?

thank you
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Katarina
My Celine
Quite frankly, I feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off of my shoulders

What does "lifted off of my shoulders" mean?

thank you

Hi MyCeline,

Just like you can figure out from the context, the author has been relieved from a burden he was carrying. When one has certain problems, it feels as if these problems are something heavy put on the shoulders to be carried around. So when the problems (or responsibiliets, anxieties) are taken away, one feels free. The author here exaggerates his problems by calling them 'the weight of the world". That is because they were too heavy and too big that it felt like he had 'the weight of the world' on his shoulders.

This is called figurative language.

I hope this helps.

Kat
Can i say "lift off from my shoulders", instead of "lift off of my shoulders"?

thank you
No. It's "lifted off (of) my shoulders". (With or without "of", but not with "from".)

CJ
What is the type of figurative language of "A weight is lifted". As in a hyperbole, idiom, paradox, oxymoron, ect.... I would like to KNow thank you.
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I would like to know the type of figurative language for "a weight is lifted", "i give the final blow", and "i see it through your eyes". Thank you very much. I'm doing a project on figurative language and i don't know what the figurate languages are for these phrases.

A weight has been lifted off of my shoulders.

Well what type of figurative language?

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