Literary device

Definition / Pronunciation

Dictionary definition: A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is used for another of which it is an image

My Definition: A metaphor is a sentence that compares two ways of

describing how an object looks like or feels like.

Correct Pronunciation: Meh-ta-for


  • figure of speech
  • image
  • symbol

Examples of a Metaphor

Example: The snow is like a blanket

My Example: The manager barked commands at the assistants


  • Metaphoric - adjective
  • Metaphorical - adjective
  • metaphorically - adverb

A metaphor is a noun

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