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Chapter 1 -5: What is an example of a metaphor?

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tjamc | Student | eNoter

Posted September 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM via web

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Chapter 1 -5: What is an example of a metaphor?

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted September 10, 2011 at 11:20 AM (Answer #1)

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Metaphor in general is a way of describing something by comparison with something else without using the prepositions ‘like’ or ‘as’. For this reason, the descriptive form ‘A is B’ is most frequent as in ‘he is a lion in battle’. Here are some examples from 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens:

(1) “Pooh!” said he, sluicing his face, and speaking through the water-drops; “it’s nothing, Pip. I like that Spider though.” (214)

(2) … So, I presented Joe to Herbert, who held out his hand; but Joe backed from it, and held on by the bird’s nest. (218)

(3) At about the same time, the eyes on the wall acquired a new expression, and in every one of those staring rounds I saw written, DON’T GO HOME. (362)

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aabear | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted September 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM (Answer #2)

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Metaphor Ch. 1-5

“I might have been an unfortunate little bull in a Spanish arena, I got so smartingly touched up by these moral goads” (Dickens 25).

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tjamc | Student | eNoter

Posted September 10, 2011 at 11:31 AM (Answer #3)

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thanks for answering! but I needed a metaphor from chapter 1-5.

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