#1130… “Metaphors and Other Figures of Speech” [sci, relig, ETC]

    Metaphors assert that objects in a comparison are identical on the point of comparison.


   (Metaphors are usually compared with similes.)


   A simile, however, just asserts similarity using “like” or “as.” 


For 6 more comparisons in the

          metaphor category¹,

               use the DOOR.



  • Allegory: An extended metaphor wherein a story illustrates an important attribute of the subject.
  • Antithesis: A rhetorical contrast of ideas by means of parallel arrangements of words, clauses, or sentences.[14]
  • Hyperbole: Excessive exaggeration to illustrate a point.[15]
  • Metonymy: A figure of speech using the name of one thing in reference to a different thing to which the first is associated. In the phrase “lands belonging to the crown”, the word “crown” is metonymy for ruler or monarch.[16]
  • Parable: An extended metaphor told as an anecdote to illustrate or teach a moral or spiritual lesson, such as in Aesop’s fables or Jesus’ teaching method as told in the Bible.
  • Pun: A verbal device by which multiple definitions of a word or its homophones are used to give a sentence multiple valid readings, typically to humorous effect.


   ¹ Adapted from Wikipedia.

Author: John Knapp