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synonyms for metaphor

  • analogy
  • image
  • symbol
  • allegory
  • emblem
  • hope
  • metonymy
  • personification
  • similitude
  • trope
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How to use metaphor in a sentence

André Kostolany, the 20th Century stock market whiz, had a great metaphor for the markets that dog owners might appreciate.
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It was about persevering in the face of hardship, with contrasting harmonies and melodies acting as metaphors for life and death.
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In April 2014, President Xi Jinping used tea and beer as metaphors to underscore friendship with Belgium, during a visit to that country.
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I just think it happened to come along at exactly the moment that people were interested in that metaphor and exploring it.
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But, Begley says, it may be time to trade in the hard-wired metaphor for a less misleading one.
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Your correspondent Erica gives us some quotations and epitaphs, in which the metaphor of an Inn is applied both to life and death.
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"To say that the brute has awakened in a man is not a mere metaphor always," he went on presently.
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The musician not showing any visible appreciation of the managers metaphor, Perkins immediately proceeded to uncock his eye.
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By a noble metaphor, says Milman, the day of their death was considered that of their birth to immortality.
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To carry out your metaphor of the tree, the graft cut from the parent stock must bear fruit for itself.
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WORDS RELATED TO METAPHOR

  • affinities
  • alikenesses
  • comparisons
  • correlations
  • correspondences
  • equivalence
  • homologies
  • likenesses
  • metaphors
  • parallels
  • relations
  • relationships
  • resemblances
  • semblances
  • similes
  • similitudes
  • PR
  • amplification
  • big talk
  • coloring
  • distortion
  • embellishment
  • enlargement
  • hype
  • laying it on thick
  • magnification
  • metaphor
  • mountain out of molehill
  • overstatement
  • tall talk
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