METAPHOR

A LITERARY DEVICE

What does "METAPHOR" mean?

(met-uh-fawr,-fer) Metaphor- "Metaphor is a figure of speech which makes an implied or hidden comparison between two things or objects that are apart from each other but have some characteristics common between them"

SYNONYM

  • COMPARISON - Comparison is a literary device in which a writer compares or contrasts two people, places, things, or ideas in our everyday life. (ex.someone’s laziness to the slow pace of a snail.)

  • SYMBOL - A symbol is a literary device which has meaning for something, it represents something in several aspects. (ex. The stars on the American flag represent 50 states.)

  • IMAGE/IMAGERY - Imagery/Image means to use figurative language to represent objects, actions and ideas in such a way that it appeals to our physical senses. (ex. It was dark and dim in the woods.) dark and dim are words that make you visualize. ( (Figurative language is a language that means it uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation)

EXAMPLES OF MY LITERARY DEVICE

  • That essay was a breeze
  • (My original) - I think you're the bee's knee's
  • The skies in his future began to darken

What part of the speech is a Metaphor in?

The literary word Metaphor is used as a noun in speeches.
Adverbs Metaphors - He ran musically, beating out to the rhythm
Adjective Metaphors - He was in a state of high terror at the rough justice being meted out.

BY:ANEESA GOBIND 710