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    what is term metaphore means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwetajaura View Post
    what is term metaphore means?
    metaphor
    noun [C or U]
    an expression which describes a person or object in a literary way by referring to something that is considered to possess similar characteristics to the person or object you are trying to describe:
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    The mind is an ocean' and 'the city is a jungle' are both metaphors.

    Metaphor and simile are the most commonly used figures of speech in everyday language.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shwetajaura View Post
    what is term metaphore means?
    Shwetajaura, welcome to the forums!

    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two nouns based on similarity or resemblance. For example, when a child looks at the sky and sees a star but does not know the word "star," he might say, "Mommy, look at the lamp in the sky!"

    The child is comparing a 'lamp' to a 'star' based upon the similarity between two things that shine.

    Other examples: We use the phrase "a blanket of snow" to describe a snowfall that covers the ground evenly, as if the snow were a fabric.

    The popular software "Windows" is named for the rectangular units that show information in much the same way as the windows on our houses allow us to look outside in different directions and see different things.

    Can you think of some metaphors to share with us?

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two nouns based on similarity or resemblance.
    That's right, but a metaphor doesn't have to involve nouns.
    Verb: "shuffle off this mortal coil" = die. Both "shuffle off" and "mortal coil" are metaphors. There are many extended metaphors that involve other parts of speech as well.
    Adjective: "The elefantine man" = the fat man.
    I'm sure others could come up with metaphorical adverbs, etc.

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    This world is a stage and we are all its puppets.

    comparison between world and stage, and people and puppets. Use of methaphores, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    This world is a stage and we are all its puppets.

    comparison between world and stage, and people and puppets. Use of methaphores, right?
    Yes exactly. And we have no idea who's pulling our strings, or why. Some people think that a part has already been written for us that must be played out.

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    she was as tall as a bamboo cane.

    he had become calm like an ocean.

    Her thoughts were as deep as ocean.

    Her voice is sweet like cuckoos'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    she was as tall as a bamboo cane.

    he had become calm like an ocean.

    Her thoughts were as deep as ocean.

    Her voice is sweet like cuckoos'.
    Nicely done, Roselin!

    Roselin is as sharp as a tack!

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    she was as tall as a bamboo cane.

    he had become calm like an ocean.

    Her thoughts were as deep as ocean.

    Her voice is sweet like cuckoos'.
    Yes, they're all similes.

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