367 search results for "metaphor"

The Highwayman

…poem. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between the objects that are different. For example, “The wind was a torrent of darkness…

Across the Board

…social fabric.” Here the phrase has been transformed into a compound word using hyphens. This means equal or similar treatment. It is also a metaphor. Example #3: “His across the…

A Pig in a Poke

…used metaphorically. The blind bargain is used as a metaphor of the deal. Example#3: “Your offer is as deceitful as buying a pig in a poke.” The use of “as”…

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis

…the title of his poem. He presents his pursuit of art as an extended metaphor of his journey with others. They see many things during their trip and conclude that…

Lady Lazarus

…exaggerate any statement for the sake of emphasis. For example, “To annihilate each decade” is hyperbole and no one can destroy or erase time. Metaphor: It is a figure of…

Prose

…language by creating a metaphor comparing the sun to a drop of liquid, as well as through personifying dusk and darkness as they “crept.” This enhances the novel’s setting, tone,…

A Pretty Penny

…as a metaphor of hope and a bright future. Example #3 One From One Leaves Two by Ogden Nash “Higgledy piggledy, my black hen, She lays eggs for gentlemen. Gentlemen…

Harlem

…used to make readers perceive things involving their five senses. For example, “like a raisin in the sun”, “Does it stink like rotten meat” and “Or does it explode.” Metaphor:…