Hi can someone please tell me if this is a metaphor?
Cafefully my parents chose my name Jili meaning lucky and beautiful.
Thanks so much!
grammar - GuruBlue, Monday, August 17, 2009 at 8:25am
That is more of a definition than a metaphor. Dheck this site.
grammar - drwls, Monday, August 17, 2009 at 8:48am
I see that your question is actually the leading sentence quoted from a Children's book by Ji-Li Chiang. The language of the translation is Mandarin. Would not Ji-Li be the family name in this case (not her given name)? Dis she reverse the order of the words in her name?
Anyway, a metaphorical name for a person is likely to be a noun, not an adjective.
grammar - Emmy, Monday, August 17, 2009 at 6:57pm
no its not a metaphor. A metaphor does not use like or as and tells you what something is: example: Life is a hotdog.