Metaphor

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Difference b/n metaphor and juxtaposition

What is the basic Difference b/n metaphor and juxtaposition?
Please help!!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 14:06
This is metaphore?

My english teacher said that this was a big example of metaphore and I don't understand how. It's from "Gaston" by William Saroyan.
"He's Gaston, the grand boulevardier." (Boulevardier means man about town)

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 03:13
Your teacher is right

Your teacher is right because Gaston is the subject and the grand boulevardier is describing Gaston as that. It's like saying "He's Gaston, the turtle." Which would mean I would describing him as being slow.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 04:36
metaphor?

what is 'the lust of battle died inside me'
and 'i sank into the roof'?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 18:02
"The lust of battle died

"The lust of battle died inside me" is personification because it gives battle an emotion. I don't quite remember what the second term is called.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 23:25
I sank into the roof could be

I sank into the roof could be hyperbole as in an exaggeration of how someone fell to the level of the roof.

Or, it could be a metaphor if it was referring to the roof being water-like
... as in I sank into the roof amid a sea of shingles.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:38
what literary device is this one?

the tall buildings, looking down on the bustle in the streets with their heavy doors and wickets still shut, seemed to add to the gloom

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 01:56
that would be personification

that would be personification because it's giving life to an inanimate object (the building)

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 05:45
Personification (:

Personification (:

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/19/2013 - 06:29
An answer?

I believe this is personification; Tall buildings, "looking down." Not sure though. I do not know the list on this website in its entirety... sorry. Hope this helped.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 01:47
An explanation

It is personification because human qualities are given to an inanimate object. Buildings don't have eyes to see yet in the text they are 'looking down'.

Hope this helps :)

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 10:22
HELP PLEASE, FIFTH BUSINESS BY DAVIES

Here's the quote, I can't figure out what kind of literary device this is, or if it is one at all. It's possibly a metaphor but I could be wrong:

"He thought himself as important an actor in the drama as any of the others. This is one of the cruelties of the theatre of life; we all think of ourselves as stars and rarely recognize it when we are indeed mere supporting characters or even supernumeraries" (Davies 13)

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:51
is this a metaphor

i started to get the hang of reading

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 03:33
you arent comparing

you arent comparing anything/saying something is another thing. I would say thats a figure of speech/idiom

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 09:51
the kisses that foam and

the kisses that foam and bleed

or

the flowers that bear no seed

which one is a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 14:54
ANSWER!!!!!!! :D your welcome :P

The top one, "the kisses that foam and bleed," kisses don't foam and bleed, its a metaphor because "kisses" and "foaming and bleeding" have nothing to do with each other, but it describes the kisses without saying like, as or such as. If it did say like, as or such as, it would be a simile.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/04/2013 - 00:44
is this sentence a metaphor:

is this sentence a metaphor: The Tahoe roared to life.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 22:26
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
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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

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