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Crocodile Tears

…phrase seems to have been used as an extended metaphor throughout this story. Example #2 Crocodile Tears by Kay Ryan The one sincere crocodile has gone dry eyed for years….

Talk to the Hand

…Therefore, he asks them to stop interfering in his carefree life. The use of this phrase in the title seems to present a metaphorical presentation of the phrase. Example #3…

The Life of Riley

…way in this busy world. He believes that they will indeed find time to enjoy a life of Riley. The phrase has been used as a metaphor for a happy…

Willy-nilly

…attention and moved on. The phrase used in the title shows the metaphoric representation that no matter you want or not, you have to accept the natural law and fate….

Cut of Your Jib

metaphor for some commodity in the last line. Example #2 My Cleaner by Maggie Gee Mary absorbs this advice, and smiles. She will enjoy being ruthless with Vanessa’s garden. ‘Trevor,…

Damp Squib

…it breathers new life into an otherwise dead metaphor. Squid intensifies the idea of dampness; and there is, arguably, a strong metaphorical link between dampness and disappointment. This passage talks…

Tempest in a Teapot

…in great despair. Kat has used this phrase as the title as well as a metaphorical representation of her mind in an understatement. Example #2 A Tempest in a Teacup…

The Cat’s Pajamas

…Who can quickly butt like a Billy Goat! “Meow!” This poem reflects upon the metaphoric representation of the phrase. The speaker calls herself the cat’s pajamas and tries to find…

The More the Merrier

…company of people. The phrase has been used as an extended metaphor of fun and happiness in this poem. Example #3 The More the Merrier by Fiddler’s Green “The more…

A Wild Goose Chase

…trust the bright and positive shades of life. The phrase has been used in this poem as an extended metaphor to show that finding satisfaction and happiness in the world…

Thumbs Up

…the day in high spirits. The phrase is an extended metaphor for their satisfying life. Example #3 Thumbs Up: Five Steps to Create the Life of Your Dreams by Joey…

Dog Days

…dreaming about the future from dawn to dusk. Those days, however, have passed like the birds; and now he recalls them. The phrase shows its usage as an extended metaphor….

The Devil To Pay

…he finds new trouble facing him. That is why the novel has been titled with this phrase though the preposition ‘to’ is missing in it. Overall, it is a metaphorical…

The Usual Suspects

metaphor for life in the title of the poem. Example #2 The Usual Suspects by William Robbins “Who can hide the heart’s fingerprints or the light of a mind standing…

Swan Song

…in life and be thankful to God. The phrase has been used as a metaphor in the title to show itself implicitly in the body of the poem. Example #3…

The Devil is in the Details

…an extended metaphor in the text as the speaker wants us not to ignore the facts that may seem unimportant. Example #2 The Devil Is In The Detail by Sandra…

Sonnet 132

…talks about the indifferent behavior of the lady who controls him; “Thine eyes I love, and they, as pitying me, Knowing thy heart torments me with disdain.” Metaphor: It is…

Literary Devices and Terms

Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. When employed properly, the…

Examples and References

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