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Write this in plain english:Love is a homeless guy searching for treasure in the middle...

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ctfout | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM via web

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Write this in plain english:

Love is a homeless guy searching for treasure in the middle of the rain and finding a bag of gold coins and slowly finding out they're all filled with chocolate and even though he's heart broken, he can't complain 'cause he was hungry in the first place.

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mizzwillie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted February 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM (Answer #1)

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Yes it is a metaphor.  Metaphors are comparing two unlike things without using like or as.  Hold out your hands, and in each hand you should be able to place the two unlike objects or ideas being compared.  Therefore, "love IS a homeless guy" are the two objects being compared without like or as but using is which means tthat one equals or is the other.  Remembering that he is homeless and searching for treasure, which we think of as money,  he actually finds a bag of gold coins but the coins aren't money but chocolate.  He's disappointed because he needs money, but decides he cannot complain about finding chocolate. Being homeless, he is also hungry and chocolate is some sort of food.  Now that would be a literal translation of what is written.  As for the meaning, you could think of the homeless as hunting for acceptance, acknowledgement and care from the rest of the world.  Sometimes the care isn't in the form they are looking for such as money, but comes in the form of long underwear in a cold winter night.  Good luck.

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ctfout | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted February 12, 2012 at 9:58 AM (Answer #4)

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It's a metaphor and I need it in plain english. Like what is it trying to say.

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