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reading
is the word penguin a metaphor?? please answer bye. It could be, depending on how it is used. Metaphors are totally dependent on usage and how they are compared. The men were penguins for the dinner, waddling to and fro. ya but could i use it as a metaphor as in the animal ...
Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 7:28pm by brittany

English
I have the simile but how can i used this to a metaphor with approximately the same meaning? Simile: My daughter is as agile as an monkey. Metaphor:? Simile: My teacher's explanation is as clear as mud. Metaphor:?
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:01am by please help me!!

English
the assignment i have be that i hve to tell others about myself as writer. i need to build extended metaphor and tell other what i be like as writer. the metaphor chosen in form of animal, machine, or something else. any metaphor be correct if it support my assertion.
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:22pm by Mohammad

english
Metaphor and simile are almost alike. "a simile likens one thing to another dissimilar thing and once meant 'resemblance, similarity'; a metaphor acts as if the two compared things are identical and substitutes one for the other" from http://thesaurus.com/browse/metaphor
Monday, January 17, 2011 at 6:09pm by Writeacher

Conflict Management Communications
Think of a recent conflict, and now create a metaphor or figure of speech (simile) that summarizes the experience of it. What aspects of the experience does the metaphor emphasize? Does it focus on constructive or destructive aspects of the event or experience? What ...
Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 9:01pm by Crystal

english
Your metaphor is not a metaphor -- shuffler. It doesn't compare any two objects.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:04pm by Ms. Sue

grammer
no its not a metaphor. A metaphor does not use like or as and tells you what something is: example: Life is a hotdog.
Monday, August 17, 2009 at 7:30am by Emmy

english
Thanks for posting the entire quote. There is no metaphor here. A metaphor compares two unlike things.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 6:30pm by Ms. Sue

would this be a metaphor?
No. That is not a metaphor. You're not comparing two different objects. GuruBlue gave you a couple of examples this afternoon.
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:43pm by Ms. Sue

english
a metaphor that continues over several lines or throughout an entire poem is called extended metaphor is this correct?
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 6:21pm by y912f

Is this a metaphor?
yea i think thats a metaphor
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:12pm by Chopsticks

would this be a metaphor?
No. A number is not a metaphor.
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:43pm by drwls

english
can you please give me a metaphor for largeness. for smallness the metaphor i have is She was a spider, unnoticed by all, spinning her web among the endless, towering redwoods.
Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 11:38pm by elina

Poems
P.S. As for what is a metaphor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphor Again, don't neglect the links at the bottom. Sra Then when you are ready feel free to post what you have for help/proofreading, etc. Sra
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:56pm by SraJMcGin

Literature
5. The form of figurative language that uses LIKE, AS, THAN, or RESEMBLES to compare two dissimilar thing is a. a simile b. a direct metaphor c. an implied metaphor d. personification A Thanks -MC
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 6:35am by mysterychicken

english
This is an example of a metaphor. Once more in her bed beside the warm cocoon of her sister. What kind of reaction or feeling does this give when you first read it and what is this metaphor saying. Thank you
Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 4:46pm by heather

English
Read the following passage by Picoult and identify the metaphor. Quote the metaphor in your response and explain what makes it fit the definition of metaphor. ďMy mother moves so fast I do not even see it coming. But she slaps my face hard enough to make my head snap backward...
Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 5:42pm by Riley

Poetry
I think metaphor because it states that an unlike object is something. Metaphor make people think more.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 4:03pm by Twilight lover

english
is this a metaphor or is the writer just describing the revenue? "cafeteria reform had the effect of starving school cafeterias of revenue..."
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:14pm by metaphor?

4th grade Language Arts
I need to know an example of a metaphor. We need to make a metaphor out of this sentence "Pablo sniffed the air."
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 7:07pm by Megan

English
A metaphor compares two unlike things without using "like" or "as." This is a metaphor: I want to know if youíll mend my soul and patch up my bleeding heart; even if itís beyond all repair
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 8:10pm by Ms. Sue

english
Try sme of the following links on "what is a metaphor?" http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=what+is+a+metaphor Sra
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 12:16pm by SraJMcGin

English II
Although there is a simile in this poem, it's an extended metaphor. http://www.dailywritingtips.com/what-is-the-difference-between-metaphor-and-simile/
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2:47pm by Ms. Sue

Language Arts
I have to find a metaphor in the book- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The only metaphors I have found are 'darkness is cheap' and 'woe is me.' Which one makes the most sense (to be a metaphor)?
Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9:38pm by Anonymous

Is this a metaphor?
No, it's not a metaphor. The adjective prize means "worthy of a prize." Metaphors compare unlike things -- and that sentence doesn't compare anything.
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:12pm by Ms. Sue

language arts
a metaphor for macaroni salad http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/terms/2terms.html#Metaphor http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/metaphor.html http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_M.html (Scroll down.) Read the definitions and examples. Then write what you think ...
Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 12:03am by ali

English
Question 11 He brought home a new car - large, fire-engine red, fast, and which he could not afford. unclear pronoun reference lack of parallelism mixed metaphor simile my answer c. mixed metaphor
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4:08pm by christopher

Language arts
Can someone give me an example of a metaphor? Is a mouse in front of the yawning maw of a python, a metaphor? Sorry, I wrote the question wrong.!!! ---------------------------------------------------- Is He's paralyzed, a mouse in front of the yawning maw of a python, a ...
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 4:49pm by vivian

The Writer by Richard Wilbur fast question
The first three verses are the extended metaphor of the house and ship. The extended metaphor of the starling begins with I remember the starling and ends with "clearing the sill....."
Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 1:44pm by GuruBlue

writing
Could anyone please help me with this question? Is the phrase below a smilie, metaphor, or personification. The sky lit up with a huge web of lightning. I know what a smile, a metaphor, and what a personification is, but I can't seem to be able to answer this question.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 9:37am by Howler

Literature
A metaphor could be either a name or an object. It is a comparison. Shakespeare suggested that his girl friend was a summer day. That is a metaphor. Here is one of the metaphors ... see what you can find. There is one I think is funny. "Thou art a monument without a tomb,"
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 3:32pm by GuruBlue

english
is " but I will not allow anyone to succeed hanging clouds over me" a metaphor or paradox or is it something else? is "there's a light in me, that shines brightly" a metaphor? " Iwill rise steadily sailing out of their reach" a paradox? if im not right can someone tell me the ...
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 12:16pm by jane

english
That, like dumb mouths, do ope their ruby lips To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue is this a simile? how? Yes. It's a simile. It compares whatever "That" refers to to mouths. It also uses the word "like," making it a simile, not a metaphor. An easy way to remember ...
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 8:57pm by irv

7th Grade Poetry
Is "a bark of rust" a metaphor? I need to analyze the poem New Hampshire by Donald Hall and the line I'm having difficulty with is: "a bark of rust grows on the tree of a gas pump;" Thank you! yes, that could be a metaphor
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 10:50am by Kyle

soc
I don't mean the question you are asked. I mean the paragraph IN THE BOOK in which the metaphor is used. Please include that paragraph. If such a paragraph doesn't exist, I have no idea what the metaphor means.
Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 8:03am by Writeacher

English
Is "You are light that lightens up our lives" an example of metaphor? yes Is "You are as vast as sea " an example of simile? yes Also, is there a sound device used in "We value you, we demand you, we need you" ? yes, repetition, almost rhyme And more of the same metaphor in ...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 9:28pm by Writeacher

English
When small incidents serve to represent bigger pictures, what is that called? Would it be a metaphor? Symbol? Analogy? or what? I am referring to Robert Frost's poems. He takes everyday incidents and make them represent life as a whole. Is that a metaphor?
Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 7:42pm by Gerrad

English
I need help trying to construct an Extended metaphor. The topic being People who use cell phones while a movie is going on. Please help thanks . Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. The first thing to understand is the definition of an extended metaphor. Here is...
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:00pm by chris

English-metaphors
Is this quote a metaphor? "That's a bright direction, there's a glowing there." In context it seems like a metaphor since the direction she is looking in is not actually bright or glowing. there was a lot of text for the question but I thought it e too much. Thanks for the help.
Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:28pm by Joshua

similie/metaphor
Hi! I am trying to come up with metaphor/simile to say that writing a newsletter in microsoft word is very difficult ei discovered that writing an entire newspaper on Word rather than on Publisher was like trying to... ( do a greek puzzle blindfolded?) Thanks
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 9:35pm by Me

Langauge Arts - Simile/Matephor
Is the phrase "like a moth to a flame" a simile or metaphor? i can see both.... Similes always use "like" or "as", which the phrase has "like" although it's not comparing... So my answer is metaphor, but I'm not sure. Help!
Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:23pm by L0velyLayna

English
There are several in here: http://www.answers.com/metaphor
Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 8:22pm by Writeacher

would this be a metaphor?
a metaphor is a direct comparison. a comparison WITHOUT using like or as is your sentence comparing two things without using like or as?
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:43pm by spanish

English
I need 2 more similes and 2 metaphor like this bellow. Simile: Getting up in the morning is like having a lioness roar into your ear so close to you that you can feel her breath. Metaphor: The lion's roar and hot breath of the alarm clock in the morning wakens me instantly.
Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:01am by please help me!!

Critical Thinking
Do you think it could be the device described in this site? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphor
Thursday, September 6, 2007 at 5:23pm by Ms. Sue

metaphor and metonymy
hy:)can someone help me?i really need to know the difference between metaphor and metonymy..can you give me an example? http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/lit_terms/terms/2terms.html#Metaphor Metaphor is defined and an example given at the top of this webpage; scroll down a bit ...
Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 8:27am by billa

literary
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/metaphor One cannot trip over a bundle of services.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 8:10pm by bobpursley

english
romeo and Juliet Act 1 scene 3 questions: 1. what impression does the audience get of Juliet in this scene? 2.what impression does the audience get of Juliet's nurse on this scene? 3.Explain the extended metaphor used by Lady Capulet (lines 80-95) what is being compared, and ...
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 6:16pm by patrik

English
Neither of your two answers to this question are correct. 2-in sentence 20 which of these wud best add a metaphor to the end of the phrase "captured prize,no doubt..."? a-to some chirping, demanding baby birds b-to a flock of noisy herons c-to the bird's dining room d-to a ...
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:42pm by Ms. Sue

metaphor
i was wondering if anyone can tell me if this is a correct metaphor MY LIFE IS A DREAM My life is a dream, like a tiger waking up from her deep sleep. My life is like a dream, it's all up to me, the trees are purple, the stars talk away the night, the moaning moon lights up ...
Monday, October 27, 2008 at 3:09pm by Alie

advanced english 2
Is this a metaphor? She wanted to tell him to stop being a chicken, because that was what it came down to when you cut to the chase, as their Dad said. She wanted to tell him to stop being a chicken ... I guess you could say so! http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/resources/...
Friday, July 13, 2007 at 11:07am by Robin

english
http://www.answers.com/topic/extended-metaphor Let us know what you decide. Keep in mind that no one here will write your assignment for you.
Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 8:53pm by Writeacher

Metaphors
Find a metaphor --------------------------------------- DREAMS Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, For when dreams go, Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. -Langston Hughes !. What is the first meaphor ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 11:41am by Larry

English
A metaphor is a comparison, not using the word "like". Comparing a square dance to wind swirling autumn leaves is a metaphor. Look at this site: http://www.rhlschool.com/eng3n26.htm
Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 3:33pm by GuruBlue

Literature
Yes, absolutely, lots of figurative language. Check this site, then if you have further questions, please repost. http://www.frostfriends.org/figurative.html#metaphor
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 6:04pm by GuruBlue

English
i hve to do metaphor assignment where i tell which type of writer i be. i not know what metaphor to use some example be spider: I am a writer: I am a spider, spinning a web of meaning with words and images pulled from my soul. I display my beautiful and fragile work to the ...
Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:22pm by Mohammad

language arts
simile: Try some of the following sites: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=example+of+a+simile metaphor: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=example+of+a+metaphor more about both: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=simile+%26+metaphor+in+the+book+%...
Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 8:35pm by SraJMcGin

English
I have to answer these questions but i am confused...please help :) As flies to the wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for sport Metaphor Personification Hyperbole Litotes None of these I do not understand the sentence itself :( I wish I had a million dollars right ...
Monday, May 23, 2011 at 8:57pm by Sandara

English
I can't figure this question out. Is "And may the muse inspire each future song" a metaphor a heroic couplet a parallelism an allusion That is an allusion. What is a "muse"? What would this person be wishing for? Thanks :) never been great at those types of ?s Metaphor is a ...
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 4:12pm by Anonymous

English
It's definitely not a simile. Do you know why? Could be metaphor, but ... judge for yourself: http://library.thinkquest.org/J0112392/metaphor.html http://volweb.utk.edu/school/bedford/harrisms/hyperbole.htm
Monday, May 9, 2011 at 6:01am by Writeacher

Is this imagery?
On the second, it is imagery. On the first, it is imagery. I am wondering how you are defining imagary. The use of Metaphors is one way to create imagary. A metaphor uses a comparison of two unlike things to create an image. There are other ways to create an image. So asking ...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 12:56am by bobpursley

English- Repost
Yes that is a metaphor. Leaf mould is used in planting season. The BEGINNINGS.... of roses and potatoes...metaphor for spring. Alliteration is a sound device...words beginning with the same sound... there are several lines with that. Also look for assonance, the repetition of ...
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 1:14pm by GuruBlue

English
It's not a simile because the words "like" or "as" aren't used. http://www.dailywritingtips.com/what-is-the-difference-between-metaphor-and-simile/
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 11:13am by Ms. Sue

Poems
Open-End poem with a metaphor. Choose a metaphor. Use the primary word for your title. Then write three lines. Each line should say something different about the subject, or give an idea of what it is like. Each line can be either a phrase or a sentence. The last line is a ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 6:56pm by Larry

year 8 english
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. First of all learn what a metaphor is: Metaphor [Gr.,=transfer], in rhetoric, a figure of speech in which one class of things is referred to as if it belonged to another class. Whereas a simile states that A is like B, a ...
Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 7:32am by SraJMcGin

English Check!
Underline the figurative expression(s) in each sentence. Identify the type of expression by writing S for simile or M for metaphor next to the sentence. Sentences might contain both a simile and a metaphor. Can someone chek my work thanks! 1. The glare of the desert sun seemed...
Friday, December 1, 2006 at 1:57pm by simile /metaphor

English
As flies to the wanton boys are we to the gods; they kill us for sport Just rephrase it a little: We are like flies to cruel little boys; they kill us just for fun. Metaphor Personification Hyperbole Litotes None of these I do not understand the sentence itself :( What do you ...
Monday, May 23, 2011 at 8:57pm by Writeacher

simile's/metaphors
I did a report on dyslexia. I need one metaphor and one simile here's my introduction and thesis I. Introduction Do any of you have a learning disability about you? A disability that makes it extremely difficult for you to do things like read, write, or even spell in your ...
Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7:06pm by jerson

Is this a metaphor?
And "your" should be "you're"
Monday, January 26, 2009 at 11:12pm by drwls

english
It doesn't...it is a metaphor.
Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:34am by GuruBlue

english
a metaphor to what
Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 10:34am by peter

Poetry
it is a metaphor
Monday, June 20, 2011 at 3:23am by Caitlyne

English
Metaphor
Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11:42pm by Anonymous

English
Yes, metaphor.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:42am by Writeacher

Grammer
A simile compares two unlike things using the words like or as. A metaphor compares to unlike things without using like or as. http://grammar.about.com/od/words/a/similemetaphor1.htm http://www.dailywritingtips.com/what-is-the-difference-between-metaphor-and-simile/
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 3:45pm by Ms. Sue

English
What is a simile: Look here: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=simile What is a metaphor? Look here: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=metaphor Now can you tell? Sra
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 1:24am by SraJMcGin

english
metaphor for largeness
Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 11:32pm by elina

english
That is a good metaphor.
Monday, June 8, 2009 at 12:28am by GuruBlue

Language Arts
metaphor
Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2:21pm by GuruBlue

Language Arts
Where is the metaphor?
Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2:21pm by Anonymous

vocab
what is a metaphor, and personification
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6:24pm by shaquana

english
what does metaphor mean
Monday, January 17, 2011 at 6:09pm by shaquana

Language Arts
metaphor
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 10:19pm by makayla

english-metaphor
i am a rainbow.
Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 8:18pm by ria

English
metaphor is this right
Friday, April 13, 2007 at 5:39pm by jordan

Lang. Arts
Yes, metaphor.
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:55pm by Writeacher

Eng 12
Maybe metaphor ...
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 9:05pm by Writeacher

Lang. Arts
METAPHOR
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 8:55pm by Your Mom

Grammer
i think it may be metaphor
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7:07pm by lovelybri

english
It's a metaphor.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 6:14pm by Ms. Sue

the silver bullet
what is the silver bullet? How does it realate to us? Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. HOWEVER we could certainly use the "context" of the word. Where did you see/hear it? If you always clarify as best you can we can determine with more accuracy the ...
Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 1:46pm by Sarah

English
would it be alliteration or a metaphor?
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 8:04pm by Anonymous

english
umm... i thnik it'd be a metaphor
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at 4:33pm by ronniwl

english
as if he was a statue: is it a metaphor or a simile
Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 10:25pm by Anonymous

eng metaphors
Yes, that could be called a metaphor,
Friday, May 15, 2009 at 8:36am by GuruBlue

Language Arts-GuruBlue
Where is the metaphor?
Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 2:21pm by Anonymous

8th grade english
what is a metaphor?
Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 12:43pm by mckenzie

english
what does metaphor personification, mean?
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6:38pm by shaquana

British Literature
Yes - that's a metaphor. Good!
Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:10am by Writeacher

English
It would be a metaphor-is that correct?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 5:03pm by Julia

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