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    Smile Vegetarian Metaphor

    Hello

    I need to come up with a 'vegetarian' metaphor for my class but i am not sure what to do. Would the following be a metaphor:

    meat is dead
    eating meat, is eating your friends

    Please help! Any ideas would be great....i just ANY vegetarian metaphor...but im not sure if having 'is' in the metaphor is correct or not.

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    Default Re: Vegetarian Metaphor

    Tell them a joke:

    There once was a cannibal, and her kids were looking up at an airplane passing by. The kids shouted:
    "Mom, look, an airplane!"
    Mom answered:
    "Yes, but the content is... delicious!"

    Conclusion? Eating meat is ... eating flesh. (Warning: Who wants to be a cannibal?? Or, would you mind being served for supper?)

    Just trying... c'mon, make them laugh, they'll get the point better!
    Last edited by bianca; 16-Aug-2007 at 07:19.

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    Default Re: Vegetarian Metaphor

    Thanks Bianca. Where do you get all those wonderful jokes? I am sure it will make everybody laugh. Still it is not a vergatarian let alone a vegan metaphor.

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    Default Re: Vegetarian Metaphor

    How about 'Meat is murder'.

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    Default Re: Vegetarian Metaphor

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about 'Meat is murder'.
    Hey Tdol
    But PeTA already have that! plus wouldnt having the 'is' make it a simile?

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    Default Re: Vegetarian Metaphor

    Quote Originally Posted by justinc123 View Post
    Hey Tdol
    But PeTA already have that! plus wouldnt having the 'is' make it a simile?
    No, it wouldn't. "as...as" or "like" would make it a simile.

    "Time is money" - is a metaphor.

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    Default Re: Vegetarian Metaphor

    Hey Bianca

    So something like "eating meat is eating your friends" would be a metaphor?

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    Default Re: Vegetarian Metaphor

    I am not at all clear how you can use vegetable [rather than vegetarian, which is is the eating of no meat] metaphors as a means of teaching about vegetarianism.

    He is a turniphead, she is a peach = These are both metaphors.

    Another one would be the French endearment "mon petit chou".

    Their ideas bore fruit.
    He planted the seed of an idea.
    The flowering of the Middle Ages was unexpected.
    Peel the layers of meaning from that statement.

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