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HanibalII

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What is it called when you say something 'is' or 'was' something in the below context. Not exactly a very clear explanation on the question, but I'm stumped.

Is it just a descriptive word of the door?

Sentence:

"The door WAS a brick wall that divided the pathway"


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My reading of your question is:

What is the term used to describe the situation, as per the sentence, where, although it's really a door, it effectively acts as a brick wall blocking the pathway.

Would that be what was meant?

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My reading of your question is:

What is the term used to describe the situation, as per the sentence, where, although it's really a door, it effectively acts as a brick wall blocking the pathway.

Would that be what was meant?

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.... which makes the phrase 'brick wall' an oddly explicit metaphor.

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.... which makes the phrase 'brick wall' an oddly explicit metaphor.

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Of course, Bob, an "OEM"!
You took the words right out of my mouth.
:lol: :lol:

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