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Metaphor

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Elizabeth Melby

on 17 February 2015

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Transcript of Metaphor

Metaphor
"it is what it isn't"
Metaphor
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action in which it is not literally applicable
A comparison of two dissimilar objects with out using like or as
Metaphors are used to express ideas for which we have no words
Metaphors are used to strengthen sentences
Metaphors can be verbal, written, or visual
Pictures
And stuff
Visual
Objective: Students will be able to identify and use verbal, written, and visual metaphors.
Metaphors aren't always obvious, sometimes you have to read between the lines. An example of this kind of metaphor is the song "Over the Rainbow". Over the Rainbow is a metaphor for how Dorthy feels about happiness because she feels like it's as unreachable as a place that's over the rainbow.

An example of a metaphor is "America is a melting pot". In reality, America is not literally a melting pot. The "melting pot" represents how America is a mixture of all different cultures.

Some more examples are:
His voice was sandpaper.
The snow was a white blanket
A blank page is a canvas.
The moon is a white balloon.
Metaphors are common in literature and poetry but they appear in pop culture more than you may realize.
For example...
"Baby you're fire work"
"All in all it's just another brick in wall"
"I am Titanium"
"Life is a Highway"
Metaphors are often confused with similes, which compare two objects using like or as.
For example: "The mountain was tall
like
a giant" is a simile because it uses like. "The mountain is a giant." is a metaphor.
Metaphors aren't always spoken or written, they can some times be visual. Visual metaphors are usually found in movies and art. Here's an example:

Here we see Mr. Incredible in his car which is, obviously, too small for him. It's a metaphor for how he doesn't fit in because he's a super hero forced to live a civilian life.
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