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    are these two metaphors?

    . .climb into Jem's skin and walk around in it...putting his life's history on display for the edification of the neighborhood.

    are these two metaphors? my teacher said it is, but i dont understand

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    Re: are these two metaphors?

    Yes, but they can be a bit subtle.

    The first uses clothing as a metaphor, whilst the second uses a painting (or work of art) as a metaphor. Can you see why?

    Now tell me what these metaphors describe:

    1. ________ are ships of the desert.

    2. ________ plough their way through the oceans.


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    Wink Re: are these two metaphors?

    Well, yes, to me the first one is talking about pain, you know? is like to say swimming in her skin.

    And the second one I understand is talking about someone that is using his experience to get the environment he want.

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