Term: Metaphors

Definition:

A metaphor is a word or phrase that describes one thing being used to describe another; on a simple level a phrase such as 'the heart of the matter' is a metaphor as matters do not actually have hearts. Metaphorical phrases are widely used in English.

 

See Also: Figure of Speech; Simile; Hyperbole; Understatement; Litotes; Irony; Sarcasm; Allegory

Category: Figure of Speech