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Definition of metaphor:

  1. The transference of the relation between one set of objects to another set for the purpose of brief explanation; a compressed simile; e. g., the ship plows the sea.


catch-all, parable, acrostic, fable, Americanism, bathos, archaism, dramatic irony, Arabism, borrowing, dialogue, clue, device, characterization, establish, anagram, surrogate, dialog, successor, alternate, anthropomorphic, substitute, deus ex machina, standby, anglicism, stand-in, chant, fiction, implied comparison, replacement.

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