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Definition of metaphor


Metaphor: Element of imagery, the linking of two seemingly unlike things with one another in the form of an implicit comparison, thus suggesting some kind of identity, e.g. “the snow of his hair.” Such figures of speech can be found in poetic language as well as in everyday language to create a dramatic effect. In everyday language one is no longer aware of the metaphorical quality because of too frequent use. Those expressions are called dead metaphors (e.g. “bottle-neck, leg of a table, foot of a mountain” etc.). In poetic lan­guage metaphorical ex­­pressions achieve a special effect.”The road was a ribbon of moon­light.”From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent. W. Churchill



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