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Today you are a lamb, dear

Is
"TODAY YOU ARE A LAMB, DEAR,
where yesterday a rebel."
a metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:10
Need help

Is you make my life so rich a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:54
Suggest a metaphor

What is a good metaphor for "weighing a million tons"?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:06
Metaphor with "weighing a million tons"

That cow weighs a million tons!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/02/2016 - 03:07
Is this a metaphor? If not,

Is this a metaphor? If not, what is it?

The world can be a nasty place.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 22:11
no it's not, however

no it's not, however something like "The world is a landfill" would be a better alternative as a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:55
Is this a metaphor? Fields of

Is this a metaphor?

Fields of knowledge

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:32
Yep!

Yes! That is indeed a metaphor. We don't really grow knowledge in fields.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 19:54
" I love you as certain

" I love you as certain things are to be loved " is this a metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/23/2016 - 06:26
It is actually a simile, it

It is actually a simile, it uses the word "as" to draw the comparison.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 17:25
Metaphor

The law is a fig leaf over power

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 02:54
metaphor

I would like to know if this is a metaphor:

And sing a song of GRAY.

Here gray is not referring to the color but to the feeling of sadness. So, would "gray" be a metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 19:08
paradise lost

please mention metaphor in paradise lost book 1

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/01/2016 - 08:30
metaphors

I have trouble with m homework about metaphors....is this sentence
' the man with a chalk white face' a metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:23
yes, it is.

yes, it is.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 23:41
Is this a metaphor? if not,what is it?

He increasingly becomes a “force of nature, something that c[omes] out of nowhere, an unpredictable, wild, occasionally absurd creature who c[an] be all smiles and charm one moment, and utterly venomous the next”

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 14:50
Is this a metaphor

My mind is the photographer of my life.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 01:08
Yes, it is

At least I think so. You're comparing your mind to a photographer without using 'like' or 'as', so I think it is.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:09
is this a metaphor, or just personification?

'my love guides the sound of unity'

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/01/2016 - 02:36
The trees are covered with

The trees are covered with blanket of snow.Is this metaphor or personification and why?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/24/2016 - 13:32
trees covered with

I think it is a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 18:07
Is this a Metaphor?

To conquer a nation, first disarm its citizens

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 16:59
It could be a metahor

If you are not actually talking about a nation. If you are using 'nation' as a metaphor for something else like a company, school, family, any other unified grouping of people which is not a nation, or even a nation of animals, then yes, it is a metaphor.

However, if you are actually talking about a nation, then as the last person said, this is a statement, not a metaphor.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:08
No, that is a statement.

No, that is a statement.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/09/2016 - 00:35
Metaphor?

Is" Boot camps could be a kickstart for thugs" a metaphor or what is it if not?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 00:38
That is not a metaphor.

That is simply a statement. In this sentence you are merely suggesting that boot camps create thugs. Unless you are not actually talking about boot camps or thugs and one or the other actually means something else (which is unlikely, and if this is the case, then it's not a very good metaphor because the meaning isn't clear) then it is not a metaphor.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:19
I don't know?

I can't find the difference between a hyperbole and a metaphor.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 03:48
They are incredibly different

A hyperbole is an exaggeration like "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse" or "I have a million things to do", clearly neither of these things are exactly true, but they help to create an understanding of what the speaker feels like.

Meanwhile a Metaphor is a comparison which helps the reader to understand a certain concept, feeling or object better by using an unrelated object in its place or to describe it. For example: "He was drowning in a sea of grief" or "My grandmother often shares her pearls of wisdom"

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:00
Metaphor? Or nah??

Is "As masterly as he: mere prattle, without practice" a metaphor? Cheers.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:38
Personification or a Simile

Would "Shoes become alive" be personification or a simile?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 00:37
Personification

Personification

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 08:20
is this a metaphor???

pearly white is a metaphor???????

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 05:45
no, because pearl is a color,

no, because pearl is a color, it is being used as an adjective. if you wanted to make it a metaphor, you would say "as white as pearls" or something similar.

hope this helps!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/02/2016 - 07:49
That's a simile.

You can't use like or as in a metaphor. They would have to say that whatever it is actually is a pearl or that it is "a pearl of *blank*" in order for it to be a metaphor.

Although the metaphor of calling something a pearl is usually used to mean precious, like a 'pearl of knowledge"

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/17/2016 - 03:04
Is "my life has been a

Is "my life has been a whirlwind" a metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/07/2016 - 10:46
Yep

Yes, if your life has felt unstable and hectic, then a whirlwind would be a good metaphor to describe it.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 02:58
An Extended Metaphor

An extended is the use of a metaphor which is spread throughout a story or a piece of text

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/07/2016 - 20:52
Metaphor?

She was a Parrot repeating everything she hears

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 15:38
Yes

yes

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/18/2016 - 23:59
metaphore

Jamal was a "LION" on the football field. Showing how he was "DOMINATING" the competition in the lovely game of football.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 17:51
metaphor

In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: (1) Collection of the facts to determine whether injustices are alive; (2) Negotiation; (3) Self-purification; and (4) Direct action.

is this a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 01:03
Letter from Birmingham Jail

No, that is Logos. and a list that MLK is using to address the clergymen's issues, so that they can see that direct action wasn't the first step. to add more ethos to MLK's argument.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/19/2016 - 05:40
Is this a metaphor??

Neo Confucianism brought some intense hostility to the table.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 08:43
oops

sorry, no

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 17:15
?????

no that is a sentence.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/17/2015 - 03:57
Is this a metaphor?

She growled like a chained animal waiting to be released, with the power to claw through anything

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/28/2015 - 18:06
What is it...

It's a Simile

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 19:06
NO

thats a simile

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/25/2016 - 19:56
metaphors

No that is not 'cause a metaphor doesn't use these words "like", "as", & "such as". When you noticed that there's a word like I've written earlier it means ... it belongs to SIMILES

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/03/2016 - 14:36
no you cant say what its

no you cant say what its doing, how, or why

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 15:37

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