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The_Inquisitor's avatar

What are some of your favorite metaphors?

Asked by The_Inquisitor (3158points) March 19th, 2009
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marinelife's avatar

This would not, by any chance, be a homework assignment, would it?

trumi's avatar

She’s easier to get into than community college!

fmylife.com = awesome

galileogirl's avatar

He’s dumb as dirt and proud of it, spoken with a Texas drawl

cookieman's avatar

He’s as sharp as a beachball.

Must be like throwing a hotdog down a hallway (in reference to sleeping with a loose woman).

Likeradar's avatar

Life’s short and hard like a body building elf.

or is that a simile?

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Most of these aren’t metaphors, btw.

‘metaphor’: a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance

@galileogirl, @Likeradar and @cprevite‘s examples are actually similes, which are comparisons using ‘like’ or ‘as’.

A good metaphor is something like “love is a rose,” “time is a thief,” or “she’s a rainbow.”

Incidentally, I really like the song “She’s a Rainbow,” so I guess that could qualify as one of my favorites.

AstroChuck's avatar

I was going to point the same thing out. But as usual Tits beat me (wishful thinking) to it.
SimileBertha’s legs were like two plump sausages.
Metaphor- Bertha walked into the room on two plump sausages.

Anyone for sausage?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

She is the neighborhood bicycle; everyone gets a ride

She got rode hard and put away wet.

You won’t bust a grape with steel-toed shoes.

You can’t fight your way out of a wet paper bag with an ice pick.

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