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    Default Re: is this a metaphor?

    No, it's not a metaphor, because none of the words is used to represent something unnamed.

    Metaphor: "An old man is in the autumn of life." Here, autumn is a metaphor for things getting colder, leaves falling, the death cycle of winter approaching.

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    Default Re: is this a metaphor?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    No, it's not a metaphor, because none of the words is used to represent something unnamed.

    Metaphor: "An old man is in the autumn of life." Here, autumn is a metaphor for things getting colder, leaves falling, the death cycle of winter approaching.
    I think that either your definition or your example is faulty.
    "The autumn of life" represents "old", which is named.
    Perhaps: "This man is in the autumn of his life" would fit your definition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I think that either your definition or your example is faulty.
    "The autumn of life" represents "old", which is named.
    Perhaps: "This man is in the autumn of his life" would fit your definition.
    I did try to keep it easy. But the age is not what is unnamed... that was the incontinence, the false teeth, the ED, the hair loss, the dementia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I did try to keep it easy. But the age is not what is unnamed... that was the incontinence, the false teeth, the ED, the hair loss, the dementia...
    Oh, those falling leaves. Of course.

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