Metaphor

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metaphor

is "truth held in the jaws of crocodile" a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 15:03
is he flies from person to

is he flies from person to person a implied metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 23:08
Metaphor

Is "He is a giant" a metaphor ?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:53
Hyperbole

Hyperbole

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:21
WHAT IS...

Is Skeleton in a closet a Metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:11
Metaphor

I believe this is an idiom. The phrase "skeleton in the closet" means that you have an embarrassing secret that you wish to keep secret. It does not literally mean there is a skeleton in the closet, unless you really do mean that there is an actual skeleton is in the closet.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 00:24
What do you think? If you

What do you think?
If you think it is then it is.
~Annonymous

I think it isn't one because first of all its not comparing to things. Secondly, its not even a literary device...common on is that seriously one a skeleton in a closet that's to literal.
Although, it depends how its taken...you...will...never..know.*

*Everyone would know if you respond to this though :)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 02:33
What literary device?

What literary device could the following sentence be categorized under: "Looked at him with a question in her eyes"?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/18/2015 - 00:52
Simile

A simile uses 'like' or 'as' to compare 2 ideas/objects/etc.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/05/2015 - 03:59
simile or metaphor

I was at school a long time ago, so I might be wrong, but I was always taught that while a simile uses the words "as" or "like" , neverthless a simile is a metaphor ( which is the general term for a device connecting two ideas, while a simile describes a specific type of metaphor usins as/ like)

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 18:01
Clarification!!!!!!! MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Personification- making an inanimate object appear to be human.
Metaphor- a comparison of two or more things WITHOUT using the words 'like' or 'as'.
Simile- a comparison of two or more things USING the words 'like' or 'as'.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 17:15
King of the Jungle...

Lions live in the savanna, not the jungle. Tigers would be more apt.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:34
Help!!

" Johnny was scared of his shadow after that."

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:33
Euphemism

Euphemism

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/09/2015 - 21:43
Um...

I'm pretty sure it means what it means...

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/13/2014 - 19:54
I concur.

I concur.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:34
Metaphor or Simile?

Is "like children in a swimming pool for the first time" a metaphor or a simile?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 06:53
simile... it uses like or as

simile... it uses like or as

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:04
simile because there is a

simile because there is a word"like"

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:00
If it has "like" or "as" then

If it has "like" or "as" then it is a simile.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 21:34
It is a simile because a

It is a simile because a simile describes what the person or thing is like.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 03:38
simile because you use the

simile because you use the word "like"

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 06:06
Simile

It's a simile because you are using "as" or "like" to compare.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 01:24
is "Vaulting ambition wich

is "Vaulting ambition wich o"ere leaps itself and fall on th"other

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 05:58
metaphor

Instead of writing " was the best " , can somebody give me a metaphor to replace that with ?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:21
HELP!!! QUICK!

is "She's a bit long in the tooth, but she has a certain attraction" and how about "‘he still never forgets the ruling passion of his life"????

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:01
Metaphor

Is Smart as a bag of rocks a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 16:26
simile--it uses like or as

simile--it uses like or as

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 02:41
I am sure its a similie since

I am sure its a similie since it uses 'as'

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 04:00
is it

i was wet with anxiety is it a metaphor if not what is it

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:57
Is it a metaphor?

"The music set the tone for a movie whose main character was a personification of Death."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:16
Is it a metaphor? Response.

I believe, yes it is. It's better if you phrase it like this: "The music set the tone for a movie's main character, Death." A metaphor is a comparison without using the words 'like' or 'as'. That means saying something is 100% something else- for example, he IS Death- so you get a better image of it. By adding "was a personification of" brings you out of the text so you need to rephrase like I did above.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 17:08
what literary device is this?!

What literary device is, "...as the devoted phalanx prepared to take the field."???

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:24
better late than never

could be personification? uhh ok if I remember from watching 300 then the phalanx is the battle formation right? but in and of itself it is not human (though it's made up of humans) lol the statement seems to give the phalanx a life of it's own making it a single thinking entity thus I argue personification ... I would have said anthropomorphism but definitions abt that are kinda messy ... so to be safe : personification LOL :) hope this was helpful

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/05/2014 - 08:09
is this a metaphor

he heard it more with his stomach than his ears

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/17/2014 - 17:21
HELP

Is "...she could see her broken heart, in two pieces. Each half was glowing, and beating under all that white." a metaphor?? If not what is it??

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:12
im having trouble . please help !

Is "I wake up this morning to a thin blanket of white covering our front lawn" a metaphor? or nah? lol

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:36
yes it is unless it was

yes it is unless it was actually a big thin blanket covering the lawn

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/30/2014 - 04:50
i think the second sentence

i think the second sentence is a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/14/2014 - 02:13
IS THIS A METAPOHOR?

IS "IRON ROD OF OPPRESSION" A METAPHOR. IF IT ISN'T THEN WHAT KIND OF LITERARY DEVICE IS IT? ANSWER QUICKLY

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:32
its a iron of opression a

its a iron of opression a metaphor, if it isnt then what kind of literary device is it?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:03
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yes

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/11/2014 - 06:03
metaphor?

"it is the festival of guns, the carnival of misery" is this a metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/01/2014 - 17:12
Yes it is.

Yes it is.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 18:12
unknown

really!?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:48
Help.. what type of literary devices is this?

I try to block it out, but the thought keeps springing up. More weeds in my garden of worthiness.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 01:17
I'm really late, but here's some enlightment.

There's multiple literary devices in that sentence. The "thought springing up" is an example of personification, and the metaphor is the thought being compared to weeds.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:57
Social Methaphor?

What is the definition of a social metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 15:05
metaphor

I would like to sit on the rock surf at sea

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:42
is this a metaphor or hyperbole

is "I feel as though everything was gone to hell inside of me."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 23:50

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