Metaphors

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Metaphors

  1. 1. Metaphors
  2. 2. How do you describe this?
  3. 3. Comparison The thing I Want to Describe + Something my audience knows about = A metaphor or simile metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough)
  4. 4. Comparison + = A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. Groucho Marx metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough)
  5. 5. Literary Metaphors All the world’s a stage, and “Memories are bullets. Some “Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then all the men and women whiz by and only spook you. Others=tear you (but and lclose enough)y it flips over, pinning you open it’s eave suddenl merely players. They have metaphors simile underneath. At night, the ice you in pieces.” their exits and their weasels come.” ― Richard Kadrey, Kil the entrances. ― Matt Groening, The Big Book Dead Wil iam Shakespeare of Hell: The Best of Life in Hell
  6. 6. Hip-hop Metaphors "I come fresh like your "Throwing out the wicked like God "My rhymes are like shot clocks, did the devil, breath after you brush, interstate cops funky like your grandpa's drawers, wack Mc's metaphors = don't test me,it’s close enough) and blood clots, simile (but like that orange soda get we're in like that, you're dead like my point is your flow gets crushed." stopped." Presley." - Talib Kweli - Fatlip - Q-Tip
  7. 7. hungry as a horse Cliche I'm hungry as a cannibal trapped hungry in a van as a metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough) of cantaloupes. - Earl Sweatshirt. cetacean Obscure
  8. 8. Your turn fast as the wind Cliche fast metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough) as sublimation Obscure
  9. 9. Turn a Cliche sweet as sugar Serious as a heart attack metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough) Sweet like licorice, dangerous like syphil is--Lauryn Hil
  10. 10. Turn a Cliche easy as pie slept like a log metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough) YOU?
  11. 11. How do I do this? Start with your target metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough) A cold morning
  12. 12. How do I do this? COnsider the possibilities metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough) Think about not only what is cold but how you think about that cold
  13. 13. How do I do this? Reject lameness metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough) Abandon cliches (ice, cucumber)
  14. 14. How do I do this? let your mind go sideways metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough) Cold = liquid hydrogen, Alaska, freezer Cold = the grave, undertaker, corpse Cold = kil er, Ted Bundy, Voldemort
  15. 15. How do I do this? Your turn metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough) The dog is stupid.
  16. 16. Another Version metaphors = simile (but it’s close enough)

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