Metaphor

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personification

personification

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 19:05
no

thats actually personification. a metaphore is a comparison such as "the road was a ribbon of moonlight"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 05:47
like red

i found out that the song 'red' has lots of metaphors! thanks so much!!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 05:15
"Echoing strength from his bones"

What rhetorical device would this be considered? Metaphor, personification, I'm stuck.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 00:20
I think thats a metaphor

You can't literally echo strength from your bones, it's merely implied. So, metaphor, I believe :)

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 02:54
lol

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Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 00:09
Yeah

True that

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 22:33
monsters with human faces

"Monsters with human faces, in crisp uniforms, marching in lockstep, so banal you don’t recognize them for what they are until it’s too late"
metaphor??

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 19:06
adele - set fire to the rain

"Set first to the rain" is this a metaphor ????? why does some say that it is a metaphor ???

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 13:43
Yay or nay.?

"I am the message"

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/08/2013 - 22:55
is this metephore? how?

A half moon brightened the sky and the shadows of the parosol trees. I picked my way through the shadow.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 07:29
Not Quite

In a metaphor like "he was a lion on the battle field," the sentence describes how fought like a lion, but also implies that he isn't actually a lion. The sentence you gave just described an actual setting, as well as a description of how you ere moving in the shadows.

If you mean is just "I picked my way through the shadows" on its own a metaphor, it's not because its says how you literally picked your desired path through the shadows. It's not like saying "I swam through the shadows," which would IMPLY that you were moving through the shadows swiftly like liquid, not that you were actually swimming in the shadows. Make sense? xD

Hope it helps :3

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 02:52
Your sentence is probably not a metaphor....hope this helps

A metaphor, (as a rough definition) is something that compares the subject of the sentence to another unlikely thing, WITHOUT the use of "like" or "as." For example: The man was a shooting bullet ,running swiftly away from the fire. This is a metaphor, as the running man is being compared to a shooting bullet. Or another example, to fix your sentence: A half moon was a spotlight, illuminating the sky and the shadows of the parasol trees. (heh.. added my own little flair in your sentence). Hope this helps.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 01:57
Nah It's a personification

The trees are given human-like qualities.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 01:10
Is this a metaphor. Help?

If some spark does set the keg afire, it will be a senseless tragedy of ignorant against ignorant, injustice against injustice—a holocaust that will drag down the innocent and right-thinking masses of human beings.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 01:29
Is "I am faint with envy of

Is "I am faint with envy of the dead." a Metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 22:58
yes.

yes.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 00:31
question...

what is an extended metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 13:23
An extended metaphor is when

An extended metaphor is when the metaphor is going on throughout the whole story/poem. It is mostly found in poems for example a love poem where love is associated with a rose therefore the poem talks about the "rose" as if it were love.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:58
is this a metaphor

scared to death

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 00:39
nope

'scared to death' is more like a hyperbole

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 01:04
what literary device is this:

making love to his tonic and gin

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:34
anthromorphism

anthromorphism

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 20:29
are these metaphors?

1- but i boil at the way shes reduced me
2-down a river of crushes, each week she paddles somewhere new

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 23:33
Is "In the dining-room

Is "In the dining-room someone was rattling tea cups" a metaphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 21:40
Guys guys

Lets agree to disagree

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 23:57
no. thats not a metaphor

no. thats not a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 00:32
is this a metaphor? how?

“ He dived into their eyes and dragged up sneers.”

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:25
It was as if he had dived

It was as if he had dived into their eyes and as if he had dragged up sneers - had the as if been added it would have been a simile. Without the as if it is a metaphor.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 15:02
Example of a Metaphor?

"We have become wild beasts". This is from All Quiet on the Western Front and I'm not sure if it's a metaphor or what it is.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:17
wild beasts are a metaphor.

wild beasts are a metaphor. it means soldiers became ruthless, bloodthirsty and all other characteristics that you can attribute to wild beasts.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 20:06
Help please

"it's funny how many lies can be packed in one "love letter" "

Is this a metaphor?? Or is it something else.....

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 00:11
I.D.K. MABY RIGHT

that's right think? i.d.k. i'm just cunfused

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 23:46
"Her morning elegance she

"Her morning elegance she wears" count as a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 23:52
Yes all are metaphors

Yes all are metaphors

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 04:41
metaphor???

he was drinking from a cup of withering flames

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 03:05
Is this a metaphor

This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore
(as in, ship=death and shore= heaven)

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 22:35
Symbolism

That would be symbolism. This is because in this case, the ship symbolizes death and the shore symbolizes heaven. It wouldn't be a metaphor because it isn't comparing two things in the sentence. An example is, "Her body was a ship that carried us safe to shore".

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 06:27
Is 'The sun made amber roads

Is 'The sun made amber roads of shimmering sunlight upon the pond" A metaphor? If not what is it?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 09:17
Confused by statement

I am trying to figure out which literary device is used in the following statement
"It felt like we had a taste of freeedom."

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 19:49
??

IS this a metaphor?
"the sunlight would flap out like a quickly opened fan"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 23:24
No.

This is a simile as it uses "like" to compare the aforementioned sunlight to a quickly opened fan.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 04:21
"Dolores...guilty as sin"..is

"Dolores...guilty as sin"..is that one?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 17:55
similie

whenever it uses like or as it is a similie.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 23:14
NO

Cause you use "as" it is with :^

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 01:49
is this a metaphor?

"a crack of lightening, an explosion of thunder"

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/07/2012 - 20:48
what is this?

his gray eyes were so colorless i thought he was blind

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 01:55
hyperbole

it is an exaggeration, or hyperbole, if it even is a rhetorical device at all; "i" may actually have thought he was blind, but if "i" clearly seems to know he is not blind, i would go with hyperbole

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 22:13
This

"All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry."
-Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Hope this Helped!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 21:31
destery moore

chilli powder is like a key to my heart.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 04:35

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