METAPHOR– the application of an  idea or object to  something that’s not  literally applicable
DIRECTMETAPHORThe “traditional” metaphor   A comparison in   which one thing is   said to be another                 “Roos...
IMPLIEDMETAPHORA comparison that is hintedat rather than stated        “She sailed through the narrow alleys.”
EXTENDED METAPHORA comparison that continues through sentences or paragraphs.                                             ...
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Metaphors - Direct, Implied, and Extended

  1. 1. METAPHOR– the application of an idea or object to something that’s not literally applicable
  2. 2. DIRECTMETAPHORThe “traditional” metaphor A comparison in which one thing is said to be another “Roosevelt was a bear of a man.”
  3. 3. IMPLIEDMETAPHORA comparison that is hintedat rather than stated “She sailed through the narrow alleys.”
  4. 4. EXTENDED METAPHORA comparison that continues through sentences or paragraphs. Excerpt from Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris “The agent came for me during a geography lesson. She entered the room and nodded at my fifth-grade teacher, who stood frowning at a map of Europe. What would needle me later was the realization that this had all been prearranged. My capture had been scheduled to go down at exactly 2:30 on a Thursday afternoon. The agent would be wearing a dung-colored blazer over a red knit turtleneck, her heels sensibly low in case the suspect should attempt a quick getaway… ...No one else had been called, so why me? I ran down a list of recent crimes, looking for a conviction that might stick.”

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