Definition: implied comparison; CF. simile
Definition: implied comparison; CF. simile
Sentences Containing 'metaphor'
For my part, following out Lyell's metaphor, I look at the geological record as a history of the world imperfectly kept and written in a changing dialect.
He has also stated that he wanted the show to serve as a metaphor for those who lost their jobs and had to find alternative employment in recent years.
To use a metaphor, there is a two-edged sword operating here.
For an alternative data-extraction metaphor, see data mining.
The final 20 are represented in the colour red and fire was used as a metaphor as it represented all the sex that would occur during the process.
However, DVD Verdict called this episode a "The Shining" homage with an "unsubtle metaphor" that "misogyny is BAD."
Many lost Greek texts and many surviving vulgate books contained discussions of alchemy clothed in philosophical metaphor.
He does, however, mention having a pencil full of lead, and if I'm not mistaken, that's a saucy metaphor.
The public library as a commons or public sphere based on the work of Jürgen Habermas has become a central metaphor in the 21st century.
But the class differences are metaphor for the quality of the love, with a woman deciding to be with a man who loves her for who she is rather than as an object of affection, merely the focus of a selfish love.
To me that's a metaphor for something unacceptable.
Judith N. Shklar (1986) points out the ambiguity in the meaning and function of the "circle" as a metaphor for understanding.
Schokel suggests a spiral as a better metaphor for interpretation, but admits that Schleiermacher's influence may have 'acclimatized' the term.
The primary thematic material for this sculpture is a famous myth about Loreley - a legendary figure of the Rhine mythology that became a metaphor for fatal attraction.
Some view it as a metaphor for the spirit of God ("e.g.", Jesus's reference to "the Water of Life" or "the Fountain of Life").
On their first meeting, Romeo and Juliet use a form of communication recommended by many etiquette authors in Shakespeare's day: metaphor.
He pointed out that if a man used a metaphor as an invitation, the woman could pretend she did not understand him, and he could retreat without losing honour.
Juliet, however, participates in the metaphor and expands on it.
Thus, the end of battleship "Yamato" could serve as a metaphor for the end of the Japanese empire.
He explained how he removed the racial aspect of the Apache metaphor by using the Reavers.
A well known piece is where she uses actual rain as a metaphor She, also, writes poetry and short stories.
Salon.com described the title as a metaphor for the viewer's experience: the wiretaps provide the police with access to a secret world, just as the show does for the viewer.
This metaphor allows any absence to be interpreted as a presence, and is a further component in Weil's theodicy.
It is certainly influenced/derived from duck duck goose, but other than that there is no relation, e.g., a metaphor."
As Jarry claimed that pataphysics existed "as far from metaphysics as metaphysics extends from regular reality", a pataphor attempts to create a figure of speech that exists as far from metaphor as metaphor exists from non-figurative language.
It is worth noting that a pataphor is not the traditional metaphorical conceit but rather a set of metaphor built upon an initial metaphor, obscuring its own origin rather than reiterating the same analogy in myriad ways.
"His style is essentially that of a structuralist, relying on a synthesis of a variety of modernist techniques and exploring in each piece a particular musical metaphor.
According to the analysis made by magazine "Instant-Mag", the video is the "metaphor of a past and regretted love".
The song's lyrics, depicting a garage sale conducted after the sale of a house, serve as a metaphor for a failed relationship.
The song is also considered a thinly veiled metaphor for a still divided Eastern Western Germany.
The Halloween Tree itself, with its many branches laden with jack-o'-lanterns, serves as a metaphor for the historical confluence of these traditions.
The metaphor is now used by military and police to refer to a post which is beset/besieged.
Referring to "Moist", Jackson said "The metaphor is falling rain.
The metaphor Flaubert draws is one of an intellectual wanting to count the grains of sand on a beach, when he/she should really just walk along the water.
Greene argues that these episodes prefigure the Borg collective, a far more overt totalitarian (even Soviet) metaphor in the series "".
In his interpretation, the film's use of rhythm is a metaphor for faith.
But Puckey's own writings are often very insightful, and well seasoned with illuminating metaphor.
She has also become a popular metaphor for the corrupting influence of power and authority in bureaucracies such as the mental institution in which the novel is set.
Her Greek equivalent is usually regarded as Harmonia, with musical harmony a metaphor for an ideal of social concord or "entente" in the political discourse of the Republican era.
Both Daniele and LaChiusa said Charlotte's struggle to quit smoking is "a metaphor for the crises that force people to reconsider who they are and what is important.
The song uses the metaphor of a dog and its master to illustrate the nature of the relationship, saying that she had got him "by the reins" and he has been "conditioned" by her.
He was intrigued and, after doing further research on Asperger's, felt that the syndrome was a metaphor for "the tension between all of us human beings [... and] the desire to connect to one another".
"I wanted to create a visual metaphor addressing how a single decision in a person's day can greatly influence both their own and their loved ones' lives.
He did this, according to his fellow cricket writer Gerald Howat, by using imagery and metaphor to create "a mythology of characters and scenes".
The technique is used as a metaphor for how the main characters manipulate their environment at will, as opposed to normal people who are oblivious to what is going on.
In 2002 he commented on the experience of living and learning at Tabor, "Our unparalleled location on the edge of the sea creates our metaphor for education.
The calabash is used as a metaphor for Africa and its representation of cinema.
The song uses a metaphor of rain and harvesting for love and sex.
The "Waves" sculptures, which recollect Sengkang's "fishing village / marine" theme, are a metaphor of the waves of the sea.
This metaphor sums up Quoyle's relationship with the world around him in the novel's first half.
More Vocab Wordsderision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
bugaboo - bugbear; object of baseless terror
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
pulse - rhythmical throbbing of arteries; brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity; V: pulsate
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
apothecary - druggist; pharmacist
crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)