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  1. Ana Laura

    "sea of campaign banners"


    I know that is a metaphor sentence...but I don't understand its meaning.
    If I try to translate every word to my mother language ( Spanish), it sounds really strange to me.

    Thanks for helping.


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    Re: "sea of campaign banners"

    It means that everyone in the audience or crowd was holding a campaign banner. Looking out over the crowd, there were so many banners, it looked like an ocean or sea - except it was banners (instead of water) as fas as the eye could see.

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    Re: "sea of campaign banners"

    Is there a special "name" for these kinds of expression other than just "metaphor"? ("sea of faces", "mountains of trash", "flood of tourist", "army of civil servants", ...etc.)

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