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I need 3 examples of metaphors from Lord of the Flies.

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sporadic-focus | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 2, 2009 at 7:01 AM via web

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I need 3 examples of metaphors from Lord of the Flies.

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 9, 2009 at 3:32 AM (Answer #1)

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Remember, a metaphor is a form of figurative language that asserts a direct comparison between two objects without using the words "like" or "as".

How about some of these for examples of metaphors:

"The beach between the palm terrace and the water was a thin stick..."

Also metaphors can be implied, where an object is called something else that implies a comparison. An implied metaphor is used to describe the choir boys in Chapter 1:

"Then the creature stepped from mirage on to clear sand, and they saw that the darkness was not all shadow but mostly clothing."

"Creature" is an implied metaphor that compares the line of boys to some kind of snake moving on the sand.

There are two examples for you - the book is full of others, so hopefully with these two you will be able to find a third without too many problems.


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