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Hi, I don't seem to understand Stephen King's "Why we crave horror movies"

Give three examples of figurative language (in this case, a metapor) King uses. For each, explain what two things are being compared and state why you think this is an effective comparison?

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  1. Study these examples of metaphors.

    http://grammar.about.com/od/mo/g/metaphorterm.htm

    We'll be glad to check the metaphors you find in this King article.

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  2. I read this article more than 3 times now and still, I can't find any :S

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  3. Here's one metaphor. Read the rest of the article to find more.

    "He illustrates this point most effectively with the gruesome metaphor, which seems to become central to his argument of the thesis:

    'The horror film has become the modern version of the public lynching. (...) The potential lyncher is in all of us (excluding saints, past and present; but then, most saints have been crazy in their own ways), and every now and then, he has to be let loose to scream and roll around in the grass.'"

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2257163/an_excuse_for_horror_stephen_kings.html?cat=7

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  4. Thanks, I think I may have found one metaphor here.

    "For myself, I like to see the most aggressive of them-Dawn of the Dead, for instance-as lifting a trap door in the civilized forebrain and throwing a basket of raw meat to the hungry alligators swimming around in that subterranean river beneath."

    which refers to lennon's song. "...It was Lennon and McCartney who said that all you need is love, and I would agree with that."

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