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Metaphor

Metaphor (met’-a-phor): A comparison made by referring to one thing as another.

President Trump is a strip of duct tape holding together a small empty cardboard box.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

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Metaphor

Metaphor (met’-a-phor): A comparison made by referring to one thing as another.

This car is an armpit on wheels. It’s a smelly locker room with an engine; a mobile porta-potty with electric windows and seating for five.

What the hell have you been doing driving around in this Slobmobile?

Have you no pride?

Maybe a dozen air fresheners would help: 2 quarts of lilac and 2 quarts of jasmine along with 50 sticks of patchouli incense, a drum of Lysol concentrate and an Air Wick as tall as the National Newark Building.

Better yet, you should just pull over right now–right here on the Goethals Bridge–and light the damn thing on fire.

Here’s a lighter. I’m bailing out.

See you on Staten Island! Yaaaaaa!

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POSTSCRIPT

“Don’t shame your friends into bailing out of your car. Keep its interior clean & use air fresheners sensibly. Keep your friends alive. Do not stink and drive.”

Gov. Chris Christie

New Jersey

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Metaphor

Metaphor (met’-a-phor): A comparison made by referring to one thing as another.

I am a birthday card lost in the mail.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Metaphor

Metaphor (met’-a-phor): A comparison made by referring to one thing as another.

This time in history is a fissure in the bedrock of human experience–so much is unprecedented, unanticipated, unmanageable. In the Gulf of Mexico the scientists and the engineers–the magisterial problem solvers–are lost in the unmapped territory between technology’s intentions and its consequences: the ends it is developed for and what it ends up doing.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).

Metaphor

Metaphor (met’-a-phor): A comparison made by referring to one thing as another.

Time is a blister on eternity.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu). Bracketed text added by Gorgias.