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Posted by on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 7:30am.

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 - , Monday, August 17, 2009 at 8:25am

    That is more of a definition than a metaphor. Dheck this site.

    http://www.rhlschool.com/eng3n26.htm

  • grammar - , 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 - , 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.

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