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The Metaphor: 3 Basic Types

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Laurie Novy

on 18 October 2018

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The Metaphor: 3 Basic Types
Let's clarify....
There are many types of metaphors.
This course will focus on three main types:
The Way out
What is a metaphor?
A metaphor is...
Direct
Implied
Extended
A Direct Metaphor means one thing is said to be another.
My grandson is a sweat pea.
An Implied Metaphor is when the comparison is harder to detect because it is not as explicit. The comparison is hinted.

What are you doing in this neck of the woods?
Extended Metaphors draw the comparison out over several lines.
Let's Practice!
What type of metaphor is "It's Raining Men?"
If you said "Implied" you are correct! The song can be considered an extended metaphor as well.
That boy is a P.I.G. Pig! Did you guess "Direct?" That is correct!

For more examples, go to this link: http://www.slideshare.net/MissMayfield/metaphors-direct-implied-and-extended-12005599
The end!
Did you say Will Farrel was sharing an extended metaphor for his Life of Hard Knocks? That is correct!
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