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synonyms for metaphors

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

Sensible people, who delight in exact imagery, of course, are led away by comparisons and metaphors.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
The similes and metaphors, however bold and original, are always drawn from the life of the speakers.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Sassafras, youre feeding Tessie too much red meat, said Tootles, shifting his metaphors as Sam came to the rescue.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
They must be kept hidden, veiled with mystery—if one wished to refer to them, he must employ metaphors and polite evasions.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
We always find that those are the greatest slaves to metaphorical language, who have but one set of metaphors.
A SYSTEM OF LOGIC: RATIOCINATIVE AND INDUCTIVEJOHN STUART MILL
It seems as though the people who made these metaphors were more eloquent in anger than in love.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
Hence the many expressions in the Bible which ascribe such accidents and feelings to God must be understood as metaphors.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
Fletcher's longest descriptions are but elegant outlines; Shakspeare's briefest metaphors are often finished paintings.
A LETTER ON SHAKSPERE'S AUTHORSHIP OF THE TWO NOBLE KINSMENWILLIAM SPALDING
In this scene there is one train of metaphors which is perhaps as characteristic of Fletcher as any thing that could be produced.
A LETTER ON SHAKSPERE'S AUTHORSHIP OF THE TWO NOBLE KINSMENWILLIAM SPALDING
Some, indeed, are either expanded metaphors or metaphors touched by genius into poetry.
CHAPTERS ON JEWISH LITERATUREISRAEL ABRAHAMS
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