Metaphor

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is this a metaphor?

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Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 21:22
Definitly not parrallel construction

It's not parallel construction. That would look like this:
Johnny's favorite drink is the Mr.pibb from del taco freshly poured into a cup.
Johnny's favorite food is a tomato sandwich with dice tomatoes not chopped.
And so on. :)

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/27/2011 - 17:41
Yes - it is a metaphor. It

Yes - it is a metaphor. It is NOT personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 00:23
No.

It is a similar lit. device to simile just without like or as

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 21:02
The Governor was eager to

The Governor was eager to scrape a few barnacles off the ship of state…bread lines in the cities grew longer, and people in the country grew poorer...

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 08:08
Is this a metaphor?

...wrapped in a cocoon of blankets

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/01/2011 - 18:17
Yes

Yes it is a metaphor

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 23:37
personification is giving

personification is giving something inhuman caracters of humans e.g. the moon picked up stones the moon can't pick stones in real sences

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 13:15
Isn't personification giving

Isn't personification giving an INANIMATE object human characteristics?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 03:28
Correct

Personification is giving an inanimate thing human like qualities.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 00:04
Not really...

no it could be inanimate or an animal

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 01:56
I definately believe its

I definately believe its personification

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 06:00
you sure?

you sure?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 03:26
is this a metaphor??

But first I had to discover that i am an invisiblr man

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 22:20
what is " where sun is king

what is " where sun is king and water is queen what does the line mean meataphor?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 03:25
Naww man

It like sun is me king and moon is me queen got dat

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/26/2012 - 14:46
personification

personification

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 20:08
nope

look at he example above

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:06
is this a metaphor? IF LOVE

is this a metaphor?
IF LOVE BE ROUGH WITH YOU, BE ROUGH WITH LOVE
if not what is it?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/05/2011 - 20:22
impropper grammar

It sounds like impropper grammar to me. But who am i to say ; I'm pretty sure a few things in here (my comment) are miss spelled..

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/26/2012 - 02:17
No..

No it's not a metaphor it's an antithesis.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 00:47
correct

correct

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 06:07
I think it's

I think it's a chiasmus. It seems the most relatable to your phrase.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 22:09
Commentary

"If love be rough with you, be rough with love"

Love is supposed to be known as a deeply kind and caring feeling. The quote above can be considered as a few different literary devices.
Love is a feeling; and in the quote, love is showing an action: being rough. That is an example of personification.
There is also an example of an oxymoron: love being rough. If you refer back to my definition of love, or use common sense to know what love is; then, you can see that the definition of love contradicts with the definition of the act of being rough.
Lastly, the quote is a metaphor. love could possibly be a symbol of a person, that persons qualities being compared to the qualities of love; however, that person is showing roughness.
This quote is very simple to decipher if you look at it close enough with welcoming eyes.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 07:41
hmmm.

definetly personification to begin with because love cannot be rough. it isnt a metaphor because the author is not saying its like anything, but rather simply giving good advice.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:56
yes ITS correct

yes ITS correct

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 03:56
No

It's Chiasmus.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/20/2012 - 01:43
your wrong it isnt

your wrong it isnt

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 21:57
you're*

grammar is key

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/01/2012 - 05:20
no

no

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 12/24/2011 - 00:06
Yes

Love being rough is a metaphor.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 18:52
??

I believe thats irony..or a contradiction.
NOT nessicarily a metaphor.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/31/2012 - 06:01
No

I believe that's parallel structure

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 03:57
i think that's

i think that's personification

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 07:15
NO

that is not personification

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 04:14
pretty sure its

pretty sure its personification because "love" is being rough, a human nature

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 03:52
I believe it's personification

For example "The teapot danced and whistled with glee." that show personification because it gives human characteristics to the teapot. A metaphor would be like "Fred's a pig at the table." because it is an comparison between two unrelated things and doesn't use like or as. Love can't be rough but it's a human characteristic so it truly is personification.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 09:46
not really

the teapot danced and whistled with glee" is definitely a metaphor as it gives a non-human thing human characteristics. However you cannot swap it around, you can't give a human the qualities of a pig and call it personification

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/28/2015 - 04:45
no

you are wrong

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 16:48
please be kind

if you're going to help people, do it with consideration in mind.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 03:07
why?

he is just being blunt

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 23:49

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