Metaphors

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Metaphors

  1. 1. Metaphors English 7
  2. 2. Now back to metaphors….
  3. 3. What is a metaphor? A comparison of two unlike nouns – Knowledge is power – Time is money
  4. 4. Island In my fears I am an island surrounded by water, scarce from everything else. My age is unknown. My outskirts are cold. Water beats upon my shore. In my center rests a volcano. Hot, molten lava eats away at my greenness adding land to water J.D. Brown 16
  5. 5. Life is a highway  Your  example: Life is… Explain.
  6. 6. Love is a battlefield  Your example: Love is….  Explain.
  7. 7. Happiness is a warm puppy
  8. 8. So then, what is an Extended Metaphor?  Like a metaphor, a subject is spoken or written of as though it were something else.  However, an extended metaphor makes several comparisons instead of just one.
  9. 9. “Life” by Naomi Long Madgett Life is but a toy that swings on a bright gold chain Ticking for a little while To amuse a fascinated infant, Until the keeper, a very old man, Becomes tired of the game And lets the watch run down.
  10. 10. “Life” by Naomi Long Madgett Life is but a toy that swings on a bright gold chain Ticking for a little while To amuse a fascinated infant, Until the keeper, a very old man, Becomes tired of the game And lets the watch run down.

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