Metaphor

By: Aaron Miller

Saying some one is something

Definition

Noun

  1. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
  2. A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, esp. something abstract.

"Bob is a purebred racehorse."

"Life is a journey."

"Time is a thief."

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Cites

"What Is a Metaphor?" WikiAnswers. Answers, n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.

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